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B3BA7826315B4FB0872587E90070EF38 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-079

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 14, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-079 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:35 PM  
Senator Ginal and
Senator Kolker, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-079, which
requires nursing care facilities and assisted living residences, and  adult
day care facilities, to adopt rules requiring these facilities to provide
dementia training for staff providing direct-care services to clients and
residents of the facilities. Rules must be adopted by January 1, 2024.
The bill outlines initial training and continuing education requirements.

01:43:46 PM  
Mrs. Jean Ruecker,
representing the Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:41 PM  
Ms. JJ Jordan, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:48 PM  
Ms. Susan Pilgram, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:59 PM  
Mr. John Johnson,
representing the Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:00:28 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:29 PM  
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:59 PM  
Mrs. Tia Sauceda,
representing the Seniors' Resource Center, testified in support of the
bill.
02:15:53 PM  
Colin Laughlin, representing
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing - HCPF as the
Benefits and Services Division Director, testified to amend the bill.
02:23:31 PM  
Mr. Laughlin and
Ms. Sauceda answered questions from the committee.

02:30:47 PM  
Coral Cosway, representing
the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill
and answered questions from the committee. Additional written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment A)
.
02:30:48 PM  
Senator Ginal introduced and explained amendment
L.001 (Attachment B).


02:43:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:02:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-079, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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