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Date: 02/16/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-146



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-146 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:17 PM -- SB 17-146




Senator Jahn, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-146. The bill increases health professionals' access to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database by:

        • allowing a practitioner with prescribing authority to query the PDMP about a current patient, regardless of whether the practitioner is currently prescribing or considering prescribing any controlled substance;
        • allowing a veterinarian with prescribing authority to query the PDMP about a current client or patient if the veterinarian has a reasonable basis to suspect the client has committed drug abuse or has mistreated an animal; and
        • allowing a pharmacist to query the PDMP about a current patient for whom the pharmacist is dispensing any prescription drug, rather than only patients receiving controlled substances.



A handout was provided to the committee (Attachment J).



170216 AttachJ.pdf170216 AttachJ.pdf



02:25 PM -- Joe Neguse, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), testified in support of the bill.



02:30 PM -- Ronne Hines, DORA, testified in support to the bill.



02:35 PM -- Dr. Rob Valuck, Colorado Consortium on Prescription Drug Abuse, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.



02:46 PM -- Jason Hoppe, Colorado Consortium on Prescription Drug Abuse, testified in support of the bill



02:48 PM -- Jose Esquibel, Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill



02:51 PM -- Betsy Murray, Colorado Physical Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM



Committee members commented on the bill


BILL: SB17-146
TIME: 02:57:49 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-146 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














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