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H_HI_2019A 04/22/2019 03:54:06 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/22/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman X
Buckner X
Jackson X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kipp X
Mullica X
Soper *
Will X
Titone X
Caraveo X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 03:54:06 PM to 06:38:17 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1326 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-153 Referred to House Finance
SB19-217 Lay Over

HB19-1326 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:55:52 PM  

Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1326 to the committee.  The bill changes the reimbursement rate maximum for the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors and creates a reporting requirement for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).  Representative Esgar responded to committee questions about the bill.

03:58:58 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:59:15 PM  

Nancy Dolson, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.  Jennifer Miles, Oral Health Colorado and the Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.



04:12:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1326 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Will Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-153 - Referred to House Finance


04:14:03 PM  
Representative Kipp, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-153 to the committee.  
The
bill extends the repeal date for the Podiatry Boards and the regulation
of podiatrists to September 1, 2026, after a sunset review by the Department
of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).  The bill also clarifies that a podiatrist
must pass an exam in order to be licensed by the Podiatry Board; allows
the board to enter into a confidential agreement with a podiatrist to limit
his or her scope of practice if the podiatrist suffers from a physical
or mental illness; and removes the requirement that the board send a letter
of admonition through certified mail.
04:14:17 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:14:36 PM  
Dr. Daniel Moon, Colorado Orthopedic Society,
and Vivienne Belmont, DORA, responded to committee questions on the bill.
 Jeff Thormodsgaard, representing himself, responded to committee
questions.  Committee discussion with the witnesses ensued.
04:32:06 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:34:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-153 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Jackson
Baisley No
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Will Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-217 - Lay Over


04:35:07 PM  

Representative Snyder, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-217 to the committee.  The bill creates a healthcare provider lien.  A healthcare provider lien is a lien created by a healthcare provider to recover charges for medical care provided to a person injured by the negligence or wrongful act of another person.  Representative Snyder responded to committee questions about the bill.

04:54:47 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:55:18 PM  
Caitlin Westerson, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified
in a neutral position on the bill with amendments.  Jeff Ruebel, Civic
Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill.  Patrick Boyle,
American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition
to the bill. Caleb Mayer, Colorado Civic Justice League, testified in opposition
to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:32:53 PM  

Mike Sawaya, Sawaya Law Firm, testified in support of the bill.  Perry Rickle, Marrick Medical, testified in support of the bill.  Monet Terry, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Zevah Lee, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  James Hilbig, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

06:24:29 PM  

Dr. Rafer Leach, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Krista Meardon, Injury Finance, testified in support of the bill.  Matt Holycross, Injury Finance, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

06:37:30 PM  

Representative Caraveo laid the bill over for action.


06:38:17 PM   The committee adjourned.






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