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08DFD4E2429848BF8725857600621B8F Hearing Summary


Date May 28, 2020      
Location SCR 357

HB20-1230 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

11:51:37 AM  

Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1230.  This bill continues the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants until September 1, 2030, and makes the following changes:

  • adds occupational therapy consultant and occupational therapy assistant to the list of titles a person can use if they are licensed in the state and allows occupational therapy assistants to use the abbreviation O.T.A. or C.O.T.A.;
  • clarifies that the law does not restrict the activities of a person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience under appropriate supervision;
  • adds failing to make essential or falsifying entries on a patent record, committing abuse of health insurance, and committing a fraudulent insurance act to the grounds of discipline;
  • adds additional definitions concerning the scope of practice for occupational therapists; and
  • reorganizes sections of statute and makes other technical changes.
11:51:38 AM  

There was no in-person testimony for this bill.


The following individuals submitted written testimony (Attachment C):

Bailey LeBoeuf Johnson, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Pam DiPasquale-Lehnerz, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

11:53:42 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1230 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Lundeen Excused
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Moreno Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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