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S_HHS_2017A 04/13/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/13/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:41 PM to 06:45 PM
Aguilar
X
Crowder
*
Place: RM 271
Kefalas
X
Martinez Humenik
*
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:
Conf 17-Medical Services Board

Conf 17- Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board

SB17-250
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:42 PM -- HCPF Presentation on Medical Services Board



Gretchen Hammer, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), distributed a handout (Attachment A) and presented on the charge of the Medical Services Board. She discussed the rule-making process utilized by the board and how board business is conducted.



170413 AttachA.pdf170413 AttachA.pdf



01:49 PM



Christy Blakely, Board Chair, Colorado Medical Services Board, spoke about the cooperation between the board and the department.





01:42 PM -- Confirmation of Medical Services Board



Dr. An Nguyen, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she would like to serve as a member of the board. Dr. Nguyen responded to questions from the committee.

















The Governor's executive order and appointment letter for Dr. Nguyen may be found in Attachment B. Her application and resume may be found at the State Archives.



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BILL: Conf 17-Medical Services Board
TIME: 01:55:51 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Dr. An Nguyen to the Medical Services Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and 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



01:57 PM -- Presentation by the Colorado Department of Human Services on the Children's Trust Fund Board, the Colorado Commission on Aging, the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, and the State Board of Human Services.



Angela Maramba, Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), introduced the administrators of the Children's Trust Fund Board, the Colorado Commission on Aging, the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, and the State Board of Human Services. Ms. Maramba distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



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01:57 PM



Kendra Dunn, Children's Trust Fund Board, provided an overview of the responsibilities of the board.



02:02 PM



Mindy Kemp, Colorado Commission on the Aging, provided an overview of the responsibilities of the commission.















02:12 PM



Judy Dettmer, Colorado Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, provided an overview of the responsibilities of the board. Ms. Dettmer responded to questions.



02:20 PM



Beth Kline, State Board of Human Services, provided an overview of the responsibilities of the board. Ms. Kline responded to questions from the committee.





02:28 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board



Catharine Howard Johnston-Brooks, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she would like to be reappointed to the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Board.



02:32 PM



Helen Morgan, appointee, told the committee about why she would like to be reappointed to the board.



02:34 PM



Brittany Matern, appointee, told the committee about her background and explained why she would like to serve on the board.



The Governor's executive order for the appointees may be found in Attachment D. The appointees' applications and resumes may be found at the State Archives.



170413 AttachD.pdf170413 AttachD.pdf

BILL: Conf 17- Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board
TIME: 02:35:50 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Catharine Howard Johnston-Brooks, Helen Morgan, and Brittany Matern to the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and 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







02:38 PM -- SB 17-250



Senators Marble and Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented the bill. This bill specifies that a certification of a medical exemption submitted by a physician or advanced practice nurse or a statement of a personal belief exemption submitted by a parent, guardian, or emancipated student can be in letter form and that a form furnished by the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or the State Board of Health is not required. Correspondingly, the bill clarifies the rulemaking authority of the State Board of Health concerning the frequency that exemptions are submitted, rather than the frequency that exemption forms are submitted.



02:42 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, CDPHE, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E). Mr. Nicoletti responded to questions from the committee.



170413 AttachE.pdf170413 AttachE.pdf



02:50 PM --
Kelly Grenham, Colorado Association of School Nurses, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Grenham responded to questions from the committee.



02:57 PM --
Indira Gujral, Boulder County Public Health, testified in opposition of the bill. Committee discussion followed.



03:10 PM --
Kimberly Le Blanc, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee ( Attachment F). Mrs. LeBlanc responded to committee questions.



170413 AttachF.pdf170413 AttachF.pdf



03:20 PM -- Lindy Larson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM -- Nicole Rogers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rogers responded to questions from the committee.



03:36 PM -- Julie Denton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Denton responded to questions from the committee.





03:44 PM



Senator Neville commented on public testimony.



03:42 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, CDPHE, came back to the table and responded to questions from the committee.



03:47 PM -- Dr. Kathryn Seitz, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in opposition to the bill.













03:53 PM --
Dr. James Todd, Children's Hospital - Colorado, responded to questions from the committee and testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Todd distributed a handout (Attachment G).



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04:02 PM -- Dr. Shen Nagel, American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:07 PM --
Reggie Washington, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:10 PM -- Caroline Woods, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Woods responded to questions from the committee.



04:17 PM -- Tamra Frye, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:18 PM --
Nicole Vollmer Beck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:23 PM -- Jaimy Voigts, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:27 PM --
Meghan DeLaura, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Kathy Sincere, representing Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice, distributed a handout (Attachment H) and testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sincere answered questions from the committee.



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04:46 PM --
Dr. Shalona McFarland, representing herself, testified in support of the bill from the remote testimony site at Colorado Mesa University. She shared statements from Laci Harrison, Lindsey Robinson, Melanie Scott, and Angela Rubalcaba.



04:55 PM



Senators Marble and Neville made comments to the committee.





05:00 PM --
Carolyn Martin, Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:01 PM --
Cyndy Odenwald, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:08 PM -- Holly Calvert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:12 PM -- Missy Winefeldt read the testimony of Emily Davis, representing herself, in support of the bill.



05:15 PM --
Theresa Wrangham, National Vaccine Information Center, testified in support of the bill.











05:19 PM -- Patricia Bilberry read the testimony of Erin Maureen, representing herself, in support of the bill.



05:23 PM --
Yael Cohen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:27 PM --
Sean Burke, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:29 PM --
Mary Hendrick, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:34 PM --
Cindy Loveland, National Vaccine Information Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Loveland responded to questions from the committee.



05:39 PM --
Patricia Bilberry, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:44 PM -- Melissa Atchley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:48 PM --
Liane Jollon, San Juan Basin County Health, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:52 PM -- Tabatha Hargis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:56 PM --
Sarah Carrasco, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:00 PM -- Phil Silberman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and read Rose Silberman's testimony.



06:07 PM --
Nathan Wenneker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:10 PM --
Hannah Amvindson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:13 PM --
Missy Winefeldt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:18 PM -- Pam Long, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:21 PM



Senators Neville and Marble made closing comments. Committee discussion and comments followed.



06:26 PM



The committee recessed.





06:43 PM



The committee reconvened.

BILL: SB17-250
TIME: 06:44:32 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-250 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-1, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Excused
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



6:45 PM



Senator Smallwood adjourned the meeting.




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