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F9B955ED8F0022A3872586C7006924CC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1279

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 30, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1279 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:08:29 PM  
Representative Young
and Representative Holtorf introduced House Bill 21-1279, Occupational
Therapy Interstate Compact.


The bill enters
Colorado into the Occupational Therapy Licensure Interstate Compact, pending
its adoption by ten or more states.  The compact requires that member
states recognize licenses for occupational therapists or occupational therapy
assistants issued by any other member state, including practicing telehealth
services, and establishes minimum criteria for such licenses, including
that all practitioners in member state must obtain a background check.
 Credentialed practitioners in a member state can apply for the privilege
to practice in another member state, and the compact grants member states
the authority to charge a fee for such privilege.



The bill grants the Department of Regulatory Agencies the authority to
promulgate rules to implement the compact, to appoint members to the compact’s
governing commission, and to report data to the commission, as determined
by rule.
01:16:55 PM  
Bailey Johnson, Occupational
Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:20:09 PM  
Meghan Pudeler, American
Occupational Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:23 PM  
Nahale Kalfas, Council
of State Governments, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:17 PM  
Ms. Kalfas responded to questions from the committee.
01:29:01 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration can be
found in Attachment C.
01:29:15 PM  
The committee discussed
Amendment L.001 (Attachment D).


01:31:32 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment D)
Moved Young
Seconded Holtorf
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:31:33 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


01:36:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1279, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Young
Seconded Holtorf
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Excused
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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