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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980532.01 DFH
HOUSE BILL 981225
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Epps;
also SENATOR Wham.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING ADJUSTMENT OF THE FEE FOR THE PHYSICIANS'
AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS' PEER HEALTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Increases the fee assessed physicians and physician
assistants for the peer health assistance program from $28 to
$50. Authorizes the state board of medical examiners thereafter
to adjust annually the amount of the fee to reflect changes in
the consumer price index.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 1236123.5 (3.5) (b), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
and physician assistants' peer health assistance fund.
(3.5) (b) Effective
1, 1994, JANUARY 1, 1999, as a condition
of licensure in this state, and effective July
1, 1995, JANUARY 1, 1999, as a condition
of physician assistant certification, every renewal applicant
shall pay to the administering entity that has been selected by
the board pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs (d) and (e)
of this subsection (3.5) an amount set by the board not to exceed
FIFTY dollars per year, which MAXIMUM amount MAY BE ADJUSTED ON
JANUARY 1, 2000, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE BOARD TO REFLECT
CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS CONSUMER
PRICE INDEX FOR THE DENVERBOULDER CONSOLIDATED METROPOLITAN
STATISTICAL AREA FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, ALL GOODS, OR ITS SUCCESSOR
INDEX. SUCH FEE shall be used to support designated providers
that have been selected by the board to provide assistance to
physicians and physician assistants needing help in dealing with
physical, emotional, or psychological problems which
THAT may be detrimental to their ability to practice medicine.
SECTION 2. Safety
clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and
declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation
of the public peace, health, and safety.