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S_HHS_2022A 04/11/2022 01:36:03 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/11/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:36:03 PM to 03:39:23 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Jerard Brown
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Medical Services Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB22-172 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-185 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-187 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 22-Medical Services Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:36:23 PM  
Coordinator Chris
Sykes, of the Medical Services Board, and Dr. William Kinnard, appointee
to the Medical Services Board, came to the table. The appointment letter
may be found in Attachment A. Mr. Sykes introduced himself and Dr. Kinard.
Dr. Kinard introduced himself and described his background in healthcare
and discussed his reasons for wanting to serve on the board. Committee
members asked questions of the apppointee.



01:40:11 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Dr. William Kinnard to the Conf 22-Medical Services Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-172 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:40:17 PM  
Senator Rankin and Senator Winter, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-172, which establishes the Colorado Rural Health-Care Workforce Initiative to expand the number of health-care professionals practicing in rural or frontier counties. The bill permits an institution of higher education to establish a health-care professional rural track, or expand an existing rural track, within specified health care degree programs at the schools. The bill specifies required components of a rural track program, including outreach campaigns, scholarships, didactic curriculum, and clinical experience.
01:43:56 PM  
Committee members
asked questions of the bill sponsors.

01:45:57 PM  
Dr. Mark Deutchman,
representing the University of Colorado School of Medicine Rural Program,
testified in support of the bill.



Dr. Mark Johnson, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified
in support of the bill.



Committee members asked question of the panel.
01:57:45 PM  
Mrs. Arlene Harms,
representing the Rio Grande Hospital, testified in support of the bill.



Mrs. Georgia Hoaglund, representing the Western Colorado Area Health Education
Center, testified in support of the bill.



Dr. Marisa Wickerath, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians,
testified in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.
02:12:14 PM  
Dr. Emily Matuszewicz, representing Metro State University, testified in support of the bill.

Amy Bronson, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Teresa Sharp, representing the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Cheryl Nixon, representing Fort Lewis College, testified in support of the bill.

02:22:50 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified to amend the bill.

Ms. Francesca Maes, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:25:50 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley,
representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the
bill.



Dr. Matt Aronson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Alyn Whelchel, representing the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants,
testified in support of the bill.





Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment
B).
02:33:48 PM  
Senator Rankin and Senator Winter provided closing remarks.

Committee members asked the sponsors questions and provided closing remarks.

02:38:40 PM  
Senator Winter introduced
and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


02:39:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:40:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-172, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-185 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:40:36 PM  
Senator Buckner and Senator Danielson, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-185, which extends the Area Agency on Aging Grant Program within the Department of Human Services indefinitely, renames the program to the Strategic Investments in Aging Grant Program, which allows additional entities to apply for the program, and expands the use of funds to include community assessments, data collection, and research, as well as pilot programs and demonstration projects.
02:46:42 PM  
Ms. Coral Cosway,
representing the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.



Mrs. Jayla Sanchez Warren, representing the Denver Regional Council of
Governments - Area Agency on Aging, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified
in support of the bill.
02:58:18 PM  
Senator Danielson
and Senator Buckner introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment
D).


02:59:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:01:02 PM  
Senator Buckner and Senator Danielson provided closing remarks.


03:02:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-185, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-187 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:02:40 PM  
Senator Danielson,
prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-187, which expands the Recovery
Program for Persons Who Wander Grant Program administered by the Colorado
Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and adds municipalities and local government
designees as eligible grant recipients. It also requires the CBI to establish
a website with information on recovery programs.
03:07:17 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsor.
03:09:10 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Coral Cosway, representing the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions of the panel.

03:19:03 PM  
Dr. Matthew Lewis, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Kirk Moody, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Scott Pinkney, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Mrs. Anne Wormley, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:59 PM  
Senator Danielson provided closing remarks.


03:39:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-187 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:39:23 PM   The committee adjourned.






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