Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

H_HIE_2016A 05/03/2016 10:54:05 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 05/03/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:54 AM to 12:41 PM
Brown
X
Buckner
X
Place: HCR 0107
Esgar
*
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative McCann
Klingenschmitt
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Primavera
X
Ransom
*
Ryden
X
Ginal
X
McCann
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-038

SB16-135
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:54 AM -- SB 16-038



Representative Young and Representative Sias, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-038. The bill requires a community centered board (CCB) that receives more than 75 percent of its annual funding from federal, state, or local governments, or any combination thereof, to be subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Local Government Audit Act.



The Office of the State Auditor must conduct a performance audit of any CCB that exceeds the 75 percent government threshold to determine if the CCB is effectively and efficiently fulfilling its statutory obligations. Audits of CCBs are to occur in the five year period following the effective date of the bill and as requested by the Office of the State Auditor thereafter. Representative Young referenced amendments L.007 and L.008 (Attachments A and B).



160503 AttachA.pdf160503 AttachA.pdf160503 AttachB.pdf160503 AttachB.pdf



11:02 AM



Representative Young and Representative Sias answered questions from the committee.















11:09 AM --
Maureen Welch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She submitted an informational packet to the committee (Attachment C). Ms. Welch answered questions from the committee.



160503 AttachC.pdf160503 AttachC.pdf



11:16 AM --
Josh Rael, Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



11:19 AM --
Dawn Howard, Colorado Cross-Disability Commission, testified in support of the bill.



11:21 AM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:25 AM --
Senator Rob Hernandez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Senator Hernandez was joined at the table by Danny Villalobos and Joe Manec, who were representing themselves. Senator Hernandez answered questions from the committee.



11:36 AM --
Dianne Ray, State Auditor, answered questions from the committee.



11:53 AM



Representative Young answered questions from the committee.

BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 11:53:12 AM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 11:55:02 AM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment A), as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



11:55 AM



Representative Young and Representative Sias provided concluding remarks about the bill.





11:57 AM



Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 11:59:26 AM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-038, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Landgraf
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:03 PM -- SB 16-135



Representative Ginal, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-135. The bill allows health insurance plans to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist as part of a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement if certain conditions are met. Specifically, the health plan must provide coverage for the same service if it is provided by a licensed physician or an advanced practice nurse and the pharmacist must be included in the insurers network of participating providers. The State Board of Pharmacy, the Colorado Medical Board, and the State Board of Nursing must jointly create rules governing collaborative pharmacy practice agreements.



Collaborative pharmacy practice agreements are voluntary agreements between a licensed pharmacist and a physician or advanced practice nurse that allow a pharmacist to provide evidence-based health care services to one or more patients pursuant to a specific treatment protocol delegated to a pharmacist by a physician or advanced practice nurse. Collaborative pharmacy practice agreements also may include a statewide drug therapy protocol developed by the State Board of Pharmacy and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for public health care services, including health care services for smoking cessation, travel health services, and self-administered hormonal contraception.. Representative Ginal referenced the unofficial preamended version of the bill that she distributed to the committee (Attachment D).



12:08 PM



Representative Ginal answered questions from the committee.









12:10 PM



Representative Ginal explained amendments L.008, L.015, L.016, L.017, L.019, and L.020 (Attachments E, F, G, H, I, and J).



160503 AttachD.pdf160503 AttachD.pdf160503 AttachE.pdf160503 AttachE.pdf160503 AttachF.pdf160503 AttachF.pdf160503 AttachG.pdf160503 AttachG.pdf160503 AttachH.pdf160503 AttachH.pdf160503 AttachI.pdf160503 AttachI.pdf160503 AttachJ.pdf160503 AttachJ.pdf



12:13 PM --
Dr. Ralph Altiere, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Altiere answered questions from the committee.



12:23 PM --
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Young answered questions from the committee.



12:27 PM --
Ann Clement, Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Clement answered questions from the committee.



12:33 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, Colorado Association of Health Plans, answered questions from the committee.

BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:36:11 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:36:48 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:37:38 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:38:10 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:38:47 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:39:27 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment J). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





12:39 PM



Representative Ginal made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 12:39:59 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-135, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:41 PM



The committee adjourned.




COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.