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F02C3A0EC4BBC5C9872583F2006BE5EE Hearing Summary


Date Apr 18, 2019      
Location LSB B

SB19-242 - Committee Discussion Only

02:33:42 PM  

Senator Garcia, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 242.  Under current law, the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issues certifications to emergency medical service (EMS) providers.  The bill creates an EMS license as a professional credential that is available to EMS providers that hold a four-year bachelor's degree.  An EMS provider may apply to the CDPHE for licensure on or after January 1, 2021.  The State Board of Health will adopt rules concerning implementation of the licensure program.  The bill applies certain provisions related to EMS certificates to EMS licenses, and updates the background check process for EMS providers.

02:39:00 PM  
Sean Caffrey, EMS Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:14 PM  
Tim Dienst, EMS Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:31 PM  
Randy Kuykendall, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:55:06 PM  
Senator Garcia responded to questions.
03:01:27 PM  
Committee discussion and questions ensued.
03:17:00 PM  

Senator Fields laid SB 19-242 over and announced that the committee meeting was moving to the Old State Library in the Capitol to hear Senate Bill 19-238.  A separate committee summary was prepared for SB 19-238 and the vote on SB 19-242.


Senator Fields recessed the meeting.

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