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Date: 02/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-069



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-069 to the Committee on Appro PASS







The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



10:19 AM -- SB16-069



Senator Garcia, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-069, which requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to establish rules governing the scope of practice of community paramedicine, including the issuance of an endorsement in community paramedicine to emergency medical service providers. In addition, agencies managing and offering community paramedicine services must be licensed by CDPHE beginning July 1, 2018



10:22 AM --
Mr. Garry Briese, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs and the Colorado Professional Firefighters, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee. Senator Garcia provided additional background about the need for the bill.



10:31 AM --
Ms. Angela Petkoff, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Petkoff answered questions from the committee about reimbursements. Senator Garcia also commented about user and provider costs associated with community paramedicine.



10:41 AM --
Mr. Tim Dienst, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dienst responded to a question about how clients are informed about the anticipated cost for an ambulance trip.





10:50 AM



Senator Garcia addressed earlier comments and questions from the committee.

BILL: SB16-069
TIME: 10:51:30 AM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-069 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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