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1F4F9F90063C57778725858400716EF4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1425

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Jun 11, 2020      
Location Old State Library



HB20-1425 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:39:03 PM  

Representative Geitner and Representative Hooton, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1425 to the committee.  The bill entitles a patient receiving inpatient care at a hospital to one designated visitor, and establishes rules for how the visitor is designated.  It also requires hospitals to establish written policies and procedures regarding visitation rights.  Hospitals may not restrict visitation if the sole reason is to reduce the risk of a communicable disease, but during times when the transmission risk of a communicable disease is heightened, they may impose certain requirements or restrictions on visitors or deny access to visitors who display certain symptoms.  The bill repeals on May 31, 2021.

02:49:32 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Geitner responded to questions from the committee.

03:13:53 PM  

Stephen Reiter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment I).  Deann Rodgers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Reiter responded to questions from the committee.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment J).

03:49:22 PM  

Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified about the bill.  Dustin Frunten, representing himself, testified about the bill.



03:59:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment K).
Moved Singer
Seconded Pelton
Caraveo
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Young
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:14:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1425, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Geitner
Seconded Pelton
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Geitner Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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