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4F89E54F23983E0B872582520012FDD0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1212

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 15, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1212 - Amended, referred to House Finance


09:27:30 PM  

Representatives Landgraf and Kennedy, bill sponsors, explained House bill 18-1212 to the committee.  The bill creates a new facility license for freestanding emergency departments and requires such facilities to be licensed by July 1, 2021.  Representative Kennedy distributed amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment K].

09:34:16 PM  
Representatives Landgraf and Kennedy responded to committee questions.
09:39:11 PM  

Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity to the bill.

09:41:24 PM  

Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

09:42:06 PM  

Dr. Adrian Miranda, representing the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers, testified in opposition to the bill.

09:44:41 PM  
Diane Robinson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
09:49:53 PM  

Hillary Jorgensen, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

09:52:11 PM  
Randy Kuykendall, Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
09:54:55 PM  

Caitlin Westersen, representing the Colorado Consumer Heath Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

09:57:17 PM  
Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
09:58:28 PM  
Mr. Kuykendall responded to committee questions.
10:02:27 PM  
A.W. Schnellbocker, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill.
10:07:29 PM  

Representative Kennedy explained amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment K].

10:08:39 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


10:11:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment K]
Moved Lontine
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:11:12 PM  
Representatives Landgraf and Kennedy made closing remarks.
10:16:09 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:18:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Landgraf
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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