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FE47074AB470129787258830000CE745 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-219

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 25, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-219 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

08:21:00 PM  
Senator Moreno and
Senator Smallwood, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-219,
which requires dental therapists be licensed by the Colorado Dental Board
in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) starting on January 1,
2023. The bill outlines requirements for dental therapists including education,
examination, supervision, professional liability insurance, and mandatory
reporting of child abuse requirements. The bill also authorizes certain
tasks a dental therapist can perform, including a task or procedure assigned
to them by a licensed dentist that does not require the professional skill
of a dentist.
08:31:05 PM  
Committee members asked the bill sponsors questions.
08:42:49 PM  
Dr. Terry Batliner,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Aubrey Wilde, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified
in support of the bill.
08:51:52 PM  
Courtney Justice, representing the Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association, testified to amend the bill.

Alyssa Aberle, representing the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, testified to amend the bill.

Committee members asked questions of the panel.

09:07:01 PM  
Commissioner Kristin
Stephens, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified
in support of the bill.



Ms. Megan Wilson, representing the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation,
testified in support of the bill.



Mr. Stuart Jenkins, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.



Sarah Summers, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.



Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment
Q).
09:31:03 PM  
Senator Smallwood
introduced and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment R).



09:32:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment R).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:33:06 PM  
Senator Smallwood
introduced and explained amendment L.004 (Attachment S).



09:33:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment S).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:34:10 PM  
Senator Smallwood
introduced and explained amendment L.006 (Attachment T).


09:34:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment T).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:34:38 PM  
Senator Smallwood
introduced and explained amendment L.007 (Attachment U).


09:35:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment U).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:35:47 PM  
The bill sponsors
provided closing remarks.
09:36:43 PM  
The committee members
provided closing remarks.


09:43:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-219, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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