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S_HHS_2022A 03/28/2022 01:31:55 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/28/2022
Attendance
Fields *
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Buckner *
Ginal X
Time 01:31:55 PM to 02:56:33 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB22-1227 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1214 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 22-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:32:40 PM  
Liz Gerdeman, Mindsource
in the Colorado Department of Human Services, introduced Kenneth Scott.
01:34:12 PM  
Dr. Kenneth Scott,
appointee, told the committee why he wanted to be reappointed to the board
and about the activites of the board.  The Governor's appointment
letter may be found in Attachment A.  Dr. Scott's application and
resume maybe found at the State Archives.


01:40:02 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kenneth Scott to the Conf 22-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1227 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:40:43 PM  

Senator Smallwood, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1227. The Work Force Advisory Group was established in 2012 to provide recommendations regarding healthcare professional licensure data. The Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Sunset Report determined that the advisory group has achieved its statutory purpose and has not met in several years, and recommends allowing it to repeal in statute. For more information, see the Sunset Report at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-stVO6CDCUEZoWMUoG_LRh305uQyzNZu/view.

01:42:34 PM  
Bridget Garcia, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Garcia responded to questions.


01:48:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1227 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1214 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:48:48 PM  
Senator Kolker, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1214. This bill requires crisis system facilities and programs, including walk-in centers and mobile crisis programs, to meet minimum regulatory standards that include mental health and substance use disorder standards. Additionally, this bill clarifies that mobile crisis services and walk-in center services can be provided to youth without parental or guardian consent.
01:55:31 PM  
Ms. Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:45 PM  
Alli Daley, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:01 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:53 PM  
Ms Carol Meredith, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:15 PM  
Ms. Tamara Pogue, Summit County Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:01 PM  
Committee members asked the witnesses questions.
02:24:48 PM  
Mr. Ryan Templeton, Office of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Templeton responded to questions.
02:42:32 PM  
Senator Kolker made closing comments.
02:45:27 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill.
02:51:53 PM  
Mr. Templeton returned to the table to responded to questions.


02:56:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1214 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:56:33 PM   The committee adjourned.






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