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9F8AC327053480BA872585220073D7B3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1101

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



HB20-1101 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:08:25 PM  

Senators Hisey and Todd, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1101.  The bill requires an agreement between an assisted living residence referral agency and a prospective resident to be in writing and include:

  • the right of the prospective resident or their representative to terminate the referral agency's services for any reason and at any time; and
  • a requirement that, if the prospective resident terminates the services of the referral agency, that the referral agency must communicate this termination to any assisted living residences to which the prospective resident was referred.

The bill prohibits an assisted living residence from paying a fee to a referral agency if the agreement between the referral agency and prospective resident or their representative was terminated. Additionally, assisted living residences may not sell a prospective resident's contact information without written consent. This bill also expands the definition of assisted living residence to include facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, long-term care facilities, and any other similar facility.

02:14:02 PM  

Lyle Campbell, Colorado Assisted Living Association, testified in support of the bill.  Cindy Koch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Eileen Doherty, Colorado Gerontological Society, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses panel responded to questions.

02:26:01 PM  

Marnie Biln, Greater Denver Placement and Referral Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:04 PM  

Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



02:35:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1101 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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