s_hhs_2017a_2017-04-27t13:30:00z3 Hearing Summary
Location: SCR 354
Confirmation of Health — State Board Of, Health — State Board Of
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
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02:05 PM -- Committee Dialogue with Dr. Wolk, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Dr. Larry Wolk, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, provided background information about the department's efforts to develop a standardized form for declaring an exemption from the state immunization requirements.
Committee discussion and questions followed about the reporting and recording of an exemption from immunization requirements and the benefits and risks associated with immunization.
Michael Nicoletti, CDPHE, came to the table and responded to questions from the committee.
Committee discussion continued about the department's efforts to eliminate confusion over the immunization forms and the process for claiming exemptions. Mr. Nicoletti responded to questions.
Dr. Wolk continued to discuss the department's role is supporting immunization as a public health priority. The committee continued to dialogue with Dr. Wolk and Mr. Nicoletti.
Committee members made final comments.