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2C93F3B58C2683FF87258576006188B2 Hearing Summary


Date May 28, 2020      
Location SCR 357

HB20-1216 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

11:45:22 AM  

Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1216. The bill extends the repeal date of the State Board of Nursing within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), which regulates nurses, until September 1, 2027, and makes the following changes: 

  • allows nurses to enter into confidential agreement with the Board to limit their practice;
  • modifies the grounds for discipline related to alcohol and drug use, diverting controlled substances, failing to report certain actions to the Board, failing to act within the limitations created by a physical or mental illness, failing to comply to limitations agreed to under a confidential agreement, and engaging in a sexual act with a patient during the course of care or within six months of care;
  • requires malpractice insurance companies to send information to the Board related to any malpractice claims against a licensed nurse;
  • eliminates the requirement for an articulated plan for advance practice registered nurses who have completed the provisional prescriptive authority period;
  • allows, instead of require, the Board to conduct random audits of articulated plans;
  • changes and updates references to Advanced Practice Nurse and A.P.N. to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or A.P.R.N.;
  • removes the age requirement to apply for a volunteer nursing license;
  • removes the requirement that the director of DORA consult with the Board when appointing an executive administrator and that one member of the Board serve on a panel to interview candidates for the position; and
  • makes other technical changes and removes obsolete references.
11:48:37 AM  

Colleen Casper, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill.


There was no written testimony submitted for this bill.

11:51:29 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1216 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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