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B391263BEC25803D872583C3005B3277 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-153

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 20, 2019      
Location LSB B



SB19-153 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


10:36:08 AM  
Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-153.
 Under current law, the Podiatry Board and the regulation of podiatrists,
which is housed in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is scheduled
to repeal on July 1, 2019. This bill extends the repeal date to September
1, 2026, after a sunset review by DORA. The bill also clarifies that a
podiatrist must pass an exam in order to be licensed by the Podiatry Board;
allows the board to enter into a confidential agreement with a podiatrist
to limit their scope of practice if the podiatrist suffers from a physical
or mental illness; and removes the requirement that the board send a letter
of admonition through certified mail. In addition, a podiatrist may be
subject to discipline if a podiatrist does not limit their practice as
agreed to in the confidential agreement.
10:39:01 AM  
Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B).
10:40:36 AM  
Senator Fields discussed amendment L.001
(Attachment A).
10:42:18 AM  
Dustin Kruse, Colorado Foot and Ankle Society,
testified in support of the bill.
10:43:49 AM  
Daniel Moon, Colorado Orthopedic Society, testified in support of the bill.
10:45:03 AM  
Corky Kyle, Colorado Coalition for Podiatric
Reform, testified in support of the bill.


10:52:00 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:52:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:52:36 AM  
Senator Fields made closing comments.


10:53:26 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-153, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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