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S_HHS_2020A 01/29/2020 09:48:59 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 01/29/2020
Attendance
Crowder X
Ginal X
Smallwood X
Winter *
Fields X
Time 09:48:59 AM to 10:01:15 AM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-043 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-045 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-113 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
09:49:01 AM

Senator Fields called the meeting to order.  She referenced the committee's procedues and policies.  She stated that although the bill sponsor was not present, the committee would proceed with the agenda and consider Senate Bill 20-043.



SB20-043 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:56:30 AM  

Senate Bill 20-043, recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee, conforms a section of existing law with the rate established in statute that health insurance carriers are required to reimburse out-of-network health care providers for services provided at an in-network facility. The reimbursement rate is correctly stated in two sections of the law, but is incorrectly stated in another section.



09:56:56 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-043 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-045 - Postponed Indefinitely


09:58:00 AM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor presented Senate Bill 20-045 and requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.  This bill removes the requirement for health facility licenses issued by the Department of Public Health and Environment to include the signature of the president of the State Board of Health, the attestation of the board secretary, and the state board's seal.  Senator Tate told the committee that Senate Bill 20-113 replaces this bill.



09:58:59 AM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-045 indefinitely.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-113 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:59:09 AM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-113. This bill removes the requirement for health facility licenses issued by the Department of Public Health and Environment to include the signature of the president of the State Board of Health, the attestation of the board secretary, and the state board's seal.



10:01:01 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-113 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:01:15 AM   The committee adjourned.






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