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BAAE6B51679E3D058725895D0070C603 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 21, 2023      
Location HCR 0107

SB23-040 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:31:50 PM  
Representative Young,
prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-040, concerning a requirement
that staffing agencies perform a Colorado Adult Protective Services data
system (CAPS) check when providing employees who will work with at-risk
adults.  Under current law, employers hiring an employee to provide
care to an at-risk adult must conduct a CAPS check to identify any substantiated
claims of mistreatment against an at-risk adult. CAPS is run by the Department
of Human Services.  Beginning January 1, 2024, the bill requires staffing
agencies to conduct a CAPS check for any employee provided who will have
contact with at-risk adults.  The staffing agency is required to provide
results of the CAPS check and any subsequent notifications of substantiated
findings to the employer.  The bill also clarifies the disclosure
of CAPS check results, specifically permitting their disclosure for the
purposes of a guardian appeal process.
01:34:46 PM  
Representative Young responded to questions from the committee.
01:36:48 PM  
Kristin Sutherland,
representing the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.

Kara Harvey, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified
in support of the bill.

Stefanie Woodard, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services,
was available to answer committee questions.

The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.
01:44:55 PM  
Representative Young
provided concluding remarks about the bill.  Committee members commented
on the bill.

01:46:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-040 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Jodeh
Amabile Excused
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
English Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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