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H_HI_2022A 05/02/2022 02:06:03 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 05/02/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Neville X
Sirota X
Soper X
Titone X
Williams *
Ortiz X
Lontine X
Time 02:06:03 PM to 07:54:18 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-120 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB22-1384 Postponed Indefinitely
SB22-027 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-068 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-185 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-098 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-203 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-078 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1401 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB22-120 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:06:18 PM  
Representative Sullivan
discussed which amendments were planned to be introduced. Representative
Lontine introduced and described amendment l.018.




The committee
took a recess.




The committee
returned from recess.


02:14:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment A).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Kennedy No
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:14:12 PM  
Representative Sullivan gave closing remarks on Senate Bill 22-120 regarding the regulation of kratom processors.


02:23:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-120, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Titone
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1384 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:23:52 PM  
Representatives Caraveo
and McLachlan presented House Bill 22-1284 regarding the naturopathic formulary
for doctors. The sponsors asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.


02:26:55 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1384 indefinitely.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Kennedy
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-027 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:27:14 PM  
Representative Michaelson
Jenet presented House Bill 22-027 regarding the prescription drug monitoring
program. Representative Larson spoke on the bill.
02:35:09 PM  
Kobi Fouts, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:48 PM  
Representative Larson introduced amendment L.003 (Attachment B).


02:42:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:42:04 PM  
Representative Larson and Representative Michaelson Jenet gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:47:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-027, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Sirota
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-068 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:47:15 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.

The committee returned from recess.

02:48:24 PM  
Representative Lontine and Representative Woog gave opening remarks on Senate Bill 22-068 regarding provider tools to view the all-payer claims database.
02:49:37 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified to amend the bill.
02:53:46 PM  
Dr. Anna Weyand, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Timothy Dienst, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


03:04:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-068 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Sirota
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-098 - Lay Over




SB22-185 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:12:18 PM  
Representative Young
and Representative Lindsay presented Senate Bill 22-184 regarding security
for Colorado seniors.




(add note for
recess before this in time break.)
03:12:19 PM  

Representative Young and Representative Lindsay presented Senate Bill 22-184 regarding security for Colorado seniors.

 

03:12:51 PM  

Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kara Harvey, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment C).

03:18:03 PM  
Bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:20:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Mullica
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Excused
Williams No
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-098 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:20:58 PM  
Representative Roberts presented Senate Bill 22-098 regarding a program allowing redispensing of unused drugs.
03:21:37 PM  

Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sean Vlasity, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment D).



03:33:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-098 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Sirota
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Excused
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Excused
Williams No
Ortiz Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-203 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:34:08 PM  
The commitee recessed.

The committee returned from a recess.

03:34:09 PM  

Representative Lontine and Representative Soper presented Senate Bill 22-203 regarding programs for all-inclusive elderly care.

03:36:50 PM  
Deborah Lively, representing LeadingAge Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:43:22 PM  

Bryan Fife, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Ms Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center For Aging, testified in support of the bill.

03:51:11 PM  
Representative Lontine and Soper gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:54:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-203 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Soper
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Excused
Soper Yes
Titone Excused
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-078 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:54:37 PM  

The committee went on a recess. The committee came to order.

03:55:54 PM  
Representative Geitner and Representative Bird presented Senate Bill 22-078 regarding prior authorization exemptions for health-care providers.
04:11:44 PM  

Mrs. Amanda Massey, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Karlee Tebbutt, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified to amend the bill. Dr. Bryan Coffing, representing the Colorado Society of Clinical Pathologists, testified to amend the bill.

04:24:29 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.
04:28:08 PM  

Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition and the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Glenn Balasky, representing the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Eric Speer, representing the Colorado Medical Group Management Association, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Robin Mulroney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Diana Lujan, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wendy Spirek, representing Vail Health, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment E).

04:58:58 PM  
Representatives Geitner and Bird discussed the planned amendments.
05:02:47 PM  

The committee discussed severing amendment L.011 (Attachment F).

05:04:50 PM  

Christy Chase, representing the Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about amendment L.011. The committee recessed. The committee returned from recess.



05:11:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:11:35 PM  
Representatives Geitner and Bird gave closing remarks on the bill.


05:16:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-078, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1401 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:16:36 PM  
Representative Mullica presented House Bill 22-1401 regarding hospital nursing standards.
05:17:28 PM  
Representative Mullica answered questions from the committee.
05:29:13 PM  

Mrs. Andrea Burch, representing Intermountain Healthcare, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Michelle Shiao, representing the InterMountain Healthcare - Peaks Region - St. Mary's Hospital, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Bridget Raley, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Dina Bush, representing Saint Joseph Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare, and SCL Health, testified in opposition to the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

05:58:57 PM  

Dr. Eric France, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Monica Amburgey, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jeanna Brewer, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Constance McMenamin, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:14:00 PM  

Dr. Colleen Casper, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified to amend the bill. Angela Petkoff, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified to amend the bill. She provided a fact sheet about the bill (Attachment G). Lola Spradley, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Kurt Gensert, representing the Platte Valley Medical Center, testified in opposition to the bill. The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:34:53 PM  

Loryn Cesario, representing the Communications Workers of America, testified in support of the bill. Executive Director Kim Bimestefer, representing the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Suzanne Cabral, representing self, testified in support of the bill. John Malsbary, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Caiti Collins, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

06:57:50 PM  

Mary Johnson, representing Denver Health, testified to amend the bill. Joshua Ewing, representing Colorado Hospital Association, testified to amend the bill. He distributed an informational sheet (Attachment H). Dr. Robin Chappell, representing Centura, testified to amend the bill. Mrs. Amanda Cobb, representing self, testified to amend the bill.

07:09:37 PM  

Pat Givens, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Mrs. Jessica Zielinski, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Amy Hassell, representing UCHealth, testified to amend the bill. Patricia Abbott, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

07:30:31 PM  

Mr. Ryan Thornton, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Elizabeth Marnell, representing self, testified to amend the bill.

 

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment I).



07:40:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:41:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment K).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Sirota
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:42:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment L).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:44:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment M).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:44:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment N).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:45:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment O).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Sirota
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:46:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment P).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Ortiz
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:53:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1401, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:54:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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