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Date: 04/19/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1246



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1246, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:13 AM -- HB 17-1246



Senator Garcia, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1246. The bill implements several recommendations of the ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Task Force to improve medical care for heart attack patients. Specifically, the bill requires hospitals that are accredited by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as a STEMI receiving center to report certain information to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry heart attack database. Other specified hospitals involved in heart attack care, but that are not accredited, are encouraged to report data to the database. Accredited hospitals that receive quarterly data reports from the heart attack database are required to submit the data to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for state-level analysis. Information provided to the CDPHE is confidential, not subject to subpoena or disclosure, and shall only be used for the evaluation of hospital STEMI care. CDPHE is also required to sign a letter of commitment with the American College of Cardiology concerning data confidentiality and acquisition of national heart attack data for benchmarking purposes.



Amendment L.003 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).



170419 AttachA.pdf170419 AttachA.pdf



11:15 AM



Senator Tate, co-prime bill sponsor, joined Senator Garcia at the table.





11:16 AM --
Julie Blakie, American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:32 AM



Committee discussion followed.







11:43 AM --
Erin Hackett, American Heart Association, responded to questions from the committee.



11:45 AM --
Ms. Blakie responded to questions.





11:46 AM



Senator Gracia made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1246
TIME: 11:48:57 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). 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: HB17-1246
TIME: 11:54:34 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1246, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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