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h_hie_2017a_2017-01-26t13:31:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/26/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1011



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to House Bill

Refer House Bill 17-1011, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:32 PM -- HB 17-1011



Representative Melton presented House Bill 17-1011 to the committee. Mental health professionals are required to maintain client records for a period of seven years from the date of termination of services. This bill requires mental health professionals to notify former clients that records may not be maintained after seven years. This notice is to be sent to the last known address of the client between six years and six years and six months after termination of services. Any complaint filed with the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) against a mental health professional alleging a maintenance of records violation must be made within seven years after the former client discovered or reasonably should have discovered the violation. The applicable board in the Division of Professions and Occupations must either take disciplinary action on the complaint or dismiss the complaint within two years. The committee members discussed the bill with Representative Melton.





01:44 PM --
Dr. Reo Leslie, representing the Colorado Mental Health Professionals, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment A).



170126 AttachA.pdf170126 AttachA.pdf



01:51 PM --
Carol O'Dowd, representing the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Mary Ann Ursich, representing Community Solutions and the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment B).



170126 AttachB.pdf170126 AttachB.pdf



01:59 PM



Representative Landgraf distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment C) and the committee discussed the amendment.



170126 AttachC.pdf170126 AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1011
TIME: 02:04:40 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to House Bill 17-1011. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1011
TIME: 02:05:03 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1011, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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