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CF983F6A6AC9AEAA872583CF006E00B8 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 1, 2019      
Location SCR 352

SB19-193 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

02:01:32 PM  

Senators Lee and Ginal, co-prime sponsors, explained SB19-193, concerning the continuation of the "Colorado Medical Practice Act", and, in connection therewith, continuing the Colorado Medical Board, eliminating the sixty-day limit on the pro bono license, repealing the requirements that a letter of admonition be sent to licensees by certified mail, and updating language and making technical amendments.  

Senators Lee and Ginal distributed and explained amendment L. 001 (Attachment C) which addressed concerns about suspensions and licenses. 


02:06:47 PM  

Dr. Thomas Horiagan, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He referenced a hand-out that outlines his opposition to the bill (Attachment D).  He expressed particular concerns about the Colorado Physician Health Program. 


02:28:16 PM  

Dr. Lynn Perry, representing Colorado Medical Society, spoke in support of the bill.  She discussed the importance of monitoring medical practices and public safety.

Dr. Donald Stader, representing the Colorado American College of Emergency Physicians, testified in favor of the bill.  He discussed that the bill and amendment instills trust in patients. 

02:34:43 PM  

John Conklin, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:01 PM  

Senator Gardner discussed the stakeholder process.


Senator Lee emphasized that the amendment was drafted in cooperation with the Colorado Medical Socity and attempts to balance protecting the public and the due process rights of the physician.

02:41:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

02:45:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-193, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Lee
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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