Senator Pettersen, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-146. The bill continues the regulation of home care agencies and home care placement agencies in the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), from September 1, 2019, until September 1, 2028, and implements recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies sunset review. The recommendations include:
- repealing the $10,000 limit on the amount of civil fines that may be assessed against a home care agency or home care placement agency in a calendar year;
- requiring that civil fines be credited to the General Fund rather than the Home Care Agency Fund; and
- requiring that the Home Care Advisory Committee include representatives of placement agencies.