HB18-1003 Opioid Misuse Prevention 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Opioid Misuse Prevention
Sponsors: B. Pettersen / K. Priola | C. Jahn
Summary: The bill concerns measures to prevent opioid misuse in Colorado.
Status: 4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB18-1007 Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Substance Use Disorder Payment And Coverage
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | J. Singer / K. Lambert | C. Jahn
Summary: The bill concerns issues related to healthcare payment for substance use disorders.
Status: 4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB18-1017 Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
Sponsors: D. Michaelson Jenet / B. Gardner | S. Fenberg
Summary: The bill enacts the "Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act" allowing psychologists to practice in a compact state in which they are not licensed.
Status: 4/12/2018 Governor Signed

HB18-1040 Inmate Treatment Incentive Plans 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Inmate Treatment Incentive Plans
Sponsors: A. Benavidez / R. Fields
Summary: The bill requires the department of corrections to institute an incentive plan to contract for more mental health professionals in difficult-to-serve geographic areas if the number of inmates who need a treatment or service in the area exceeds the number of available spaces by 20%
Status: 4/16/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

HB18-1155 Sunset Continue Physical Therapy Board Functions 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 24 2018
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
8:35 AM SCR 357
(2) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Sunset Continue Physical Therapy Board Functions
Sponsors: J. Singer | L. Liston / B. Martinez Humenik
Summary:

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report concerning the 'Physical Therapy Practice Act' as follows:

  • Extends the licensing of physical therapists and the certification of physical therapist assistants until 2024 ( sections 1 through 3 );
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist may make physical therapy diagnoses ( sections 5 and 7 );
  • Allows a physical therapist to perform dry needling if the physical therapist has the knowledge, skill, ability, and competency to perform the act and has completed a dry needling course and obtains informed consent from the patient. The bill also allows the department to promulgate rules to establish requirements for dry needling ( section 8 );
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist's scope of practice includes the direct supervision of unlicensed physical therapists ( section 9 );
  • Requires that physical therapy professional development activities must be measured by a contact-hour-to-credit-hour ratio ( section 10 ); and
  • Adds as grounds for disciplinary action the failure to supervise physical therapist assistants; and the failure to report an adverse action, the surrender of a license, or other discipline taken in another jurisdiction ( section 11 ).

In addition, the bill:

  • Allows a physical therapist assistant to perform noninvasive wound debridement under the supervision of a physical therapist ( sections 13 and 15 );
  • Repeals some elements of the continuing professional competency program for physical therapists ( section 13 ) and subjects physical therapist assistants to a continuing professional competency program ( section 14 );
  • Replaces a physical therapist member of the physical therapy board with a physical therapist assistant member ( section 6 ); and
  • Removes physical therapists practicing in Colorado pursuant to the 'Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act' from the 'Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010' ( section 16 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/17/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

HB18-1205 Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Costs 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 23 2018
Appropriations
Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A
(8) in house calendar.
Short Title: Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Costs
Sponsors: D. Roberts / K. Donovan
Summary: The bill creates a financial relief program, available from July 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019, to provide financial assistance to individuals and their families who reside in a county within one of the 3 most costly geographic insurance rating areas of the state and who spend more than 20% of their household income on individual health insurance premiums.
Status: 3/8/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations

HB18-1207 Hospital Financial Transparency Measures 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 30 2018
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1:30 PM SCR 357
(3) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Hospital Financial Transparency Measures
Sponsors: C. Kennedy | B. Rankin / D. Moreno | J. Smallwood
Summary: The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing , in consultation with the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise board, to develop and prepare an annual report detailing uncompensated hospital costs and the different categories of expenditures made by general hospitals in the state.
Status: 4/18/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

HB18-1211 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Sponsors: C. Wist | M. Foote / J. Smallwood | I. Aguilar
Summary: The bill establishes the medicaid fraud control unit in the department of law.
Status: 4/19/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate

HB18-1223 Declare Autism Epidemic In Colorado 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Thursday, April 26 2018
Health, Insurance, & Environment
1:30 p.m. Room 271
(1) in house calendar.
Short Title: Declare Autism Epidemic In Colorado
Sponsors: J. Reyher
Summary: The bill directs the executive director of the department of public health and environment to convene the governor''s expert emergency epidemic response committee for the purpose of determining whether there is an autism epidemic in Colorado.
Status: 2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment

HB18-1224 Licensee Discipline Mediation State Agency 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 23 2018
Appropriations
Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A
(10) in house calendar.
Short Title: Licensee Discipline Mediation State Agency
Sponsors: Y. Willett
Summary: The bill concerns the process that is cue for the imposition of discipline that affects a person's ability to practice an occupation, and requiring the parties to submit mediation.
Status: 4/18/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

HB18-1267 Income Tax Credit For Retrofitting Home For Health 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Income Tax Credit For Retrofitting Home For Health
Sponsors: M. Gray | H. McKean
Summary: The bill provides an income tax credit to an individual who retrofits or hires someone to retrofit the individual''s residence.
Status: 3/26/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

HB18-1288 Conflict-free Case Management 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: Tuesday, April 24 2018
SENATE STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Upon Adjournment SCR 357
(4) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Conflict-free Case Management
Sponsors: D. Young | F. Winter / B. Martinez Humenik
Summary: The bill implements conflict-free case management for individuals enrolled in home- and community-based services under Colorado''s medicaid program.
Status: 4/17/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

HB18-1384 Study Health Care Coverage Options 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 23 2018
Appropriations
Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A
(19) in house calendar.
Short Title: Study Health Care Coverage Options
Sponsors: D. Roberts | M. Catlin / D. Coram | K. Donovan
Summary: The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing and the division of insurance in the department of regulatory agencies to conduct a study concerning the costs, benefits, and feasibility of implementing a medicaid buy-in option, a public-private partnership option, or a community- or regionally based option for health care coverage.
Status: 4/17/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations

SB18-020 Registered Psychotherapists Auricular Acudetox 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Registered Psychotherapists Auricular Acudetox
Sponsors: L. Garcia / D. Esgar
Summary: The bill allows registered psychotherapists who have documented that they have undergone auricular acudetox training to perform auricular acudetox.
Status: 3/22/2018 Governor Signed

SB18-022 Clinical Practice For Opioid Prescribing 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Clinical Practice For Opioid Prescribing
Sponsors: J. Tate | I. Aguilar / B. Pettersen | C. Kennedy
Summary: The bill restricts the number of opioid pills that a health care practitioner, including physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and veterinarians, may prescribe for an initial prescription to a 7-day supply and one refill for a 7-day supply, with certain exceptions.
Status: 2/23/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment

SB18-024 Expand Access Behavioral Health Care Providers 
Position: Amend
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Expand Access Behavioral Health Care Providers
Sponsors: C. Jahn | J. Tate / J. Singer
Summary: The bill modifies the Colorado health service corps program administered by the primary care office in the department of public health and environment
Status: 4/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

SB18-132 1332 State Waiver Catastrophic Health Plans 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: 1332 State Waiver Catastrophic Health Plans
Sponsors: J. Smallwood / C. Kennedy
Summary: The bill requires the commissioner of insurance to apply to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services for a 5-year waiver of the federal law restricting catastrophic health plans offered through the Colorado health benefit exchange.
Status: 4/19/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

SB18-146 Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices 
Position: Monitor
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Short Title: Freestanding Emergency Departments Required Consumer Notices
Sponsors: J. Kefalas | J. Smallwood / L. Sias | J. Singer
Summary: The bill requires that a freestanding emergency department inform a person who is seeking medical treatment about the healthcare options that are available to the person.
Status: 4/18/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House

SB18-168 Medication-assisted Treatment Through Pharmacies 
Position: Support
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 23 2018
SENATE BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
2:00 PM SCR 354
(3) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Medication-assisted Treatment Through Pharmacies
Sponsors: J. Tate
Summary: The bill requires extended-release opioid antagonists for use in medication-assisted treatment to be included as a pharmacy benefit under the medical assistance program.
Status: 2/21/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

SB18-236 Least Restrictive Regulation Professions And Occupations 
Position:
Calendar Notification: Monday, April 23 2018
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(6) in senate calendar.
Short Title: Least Restrictive Regulation Professions And Occupations
Sponsors: T. Neville / S. Sandridge
Summary: The bill concerns the Department of Regulatory Agencies'' determination regarding the regulation of professions and occupations.
Status: 4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole