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S_HHS_2017A 02/15/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 02/15/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 09:49 AM to 10:14 AM
Aguilar
X
Crowder
X
Place: SCR 354
Kefalas
X
Martinez Humenik
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Smallwood
X
Senator Smallwood
This Report was prepared by
Elizabeth Haskell
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1024

HB17-1010

HB17-1020
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





09:49 AM -- HB 17-1024



Senator Moreno, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1024. The bill, recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee, relocates laws governing the Commission on Family Medicine, an advisory body within the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), from Title 25 to Title 25.5 in the Colorado Revised Statues. It also makes conforming amendments.

BILL: HB17-1024
TIME: 09:50:31 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1024 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











09:51 AM -- HB 17-1010



Senator Crowder, prime sponsor, presented the bill. The bill makes several clarifications concerning the practice of dental hygiene. First, it clarifies that the Colorado Dental Board may make rules for the use of lasers for dental and dental hygiene purposes within the defined scopes of practice and with appropriate supervision. Second, it clarifies several aspects of what constitutes unsupervised dental hygiene, including administering emergency drugs and reversal agents in collaboration with a dentist.



09:52 AM --
Dr. Michelle Kohler, Colorado Dental Association, testified in support of the bill.



09:54 AM --
Laura Jacob, Colorado Dental Hygienist Association, testified in support of the bill.



09:58 AM



Dr. Kohler and Ms. Jacob responded to committee questions. Committee discussion followed. Senator Martinez Humenik discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Committee discussion followed.



170215 AttachA.pdf170215 AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB17-1010
TIME: 10:05:37 AM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1010
TIME: 10:06:33 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1010 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:07 AM -- HB 17-1020



Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented the bill. Recommended by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems (MICJS), this bill modifies current law concerning funding and staff support for the MICJS task force. Specifically, the bill:

        • allows the Office of Behavioral Health in the Department of Human Services and any other state agency with an active representative on the task force to receive and expend gifts, grants, and donations in support of the task force;
        • permits the Office of Behavioral Health in the Department of Human Services to provide staff assistance to the task force within existing appropriations;
        • clarifies that the existing Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Cash Fund may receive moneys appropriated or transferred by the General Assembly; and
        • removes language that prohibits the transfer of unexpended moneys in the fund to the General Fund or another fund.


Senator Martinez Humenik distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



170215 AttachB.pdf170215 AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1020
TIME: 10:12:56 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB17-1020
TIME: 10:13:14 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1020, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:14 AM



The meeting adjourned.




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