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45098B704875D5E087258505005F82C2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-087

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 5, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



SB20-087 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:38:39 AM  

Senator Todd, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-087 and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B). Starting on January 1, 2021, this bill requires an individual to pass a nationally accredited central service exam, and hold either a certified registered central service technician credential or a sterile processing and distribution technician credential in order to work as a central service technician, with certain exceptions. Anyone who does not meet these requirements may continue to work as a central technician for up to 18 months as long as they are making a good-faith effort to satisfy the requirements. These requirements do not apply to a person who:

•    was employed as a central service technician in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center for at least one year                                            between                          December 31, 2015, and December 31, 2020;

•    was employed by a hospital or ambulatory surgical center on December 31, 2020; and

•    remains continuously employed after December 31, 2020.

Finally, the bill does not prohibit a hospital or ambulatory center from employing a health care professional; a person who holds and maintains a registration, certification, or license to perform health care services; or a student to perform the duties of a central service technician.

 

 

10:40:33 AM  

Senator Todd responded to questions.

10:50:01 AM  

Josephine Colacci, International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

10:56:19 AM  

Damien Berg, Rocky Mountain Chapter for Healthcare Central Service Professionals, testified in support of the bill.

11:00:44 AM  
Jackie Zheleznyak, Denver Health, testified in a neutral position on the bill and responded to questions.


11:14:25 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields No
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:15:24 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-087, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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