Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 5, 1999
Janis Baron (303-866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING A REQUIREMENT THAT PROVIDERS OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES DISPLAY CERTAIN IDENTIFYING INFORMATION WHEN PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
Summary of Assessment
The bill requires health care services providers to wear an identification badge when providing health care services. The badge must contain a photograph of the provider, full name and credentials of the provider; or a job title if the provider is not registered, certified, or licensed. The bill provides the following exceptions to wearing an identification badge: (1) wearing a badge would pose a serious risk of physical safety or infection; (2) provision of health care during an emergency; and (3) the health care providers’ names and credentials are prominently displayed upon entry to their offices.
The bill is effective 90 days after adjournment unless a referendum petition is filed.
Under current practice, health care providers in the Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Health and Environment, Local Health Services, wear identification badges. Any necessary changes to these badges, to comply with the bill’s provisions, can be accommodated within existing operating moneys. Therefore, the bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
Public Health and Environment