BILL SUMMARY for SB09-128
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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|Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-128 to the Committee||PASS|
02:51 PM -- The committee took a brief recess.
02:55 PM -- The committee reconvened.
Senate Bill 09-128
Representative Green presented Senate Bill 09-128 which implements the recommendations from the Department of Regulatory Agencies' sunset review for the Qualified Administration of Medication by unlicensed persons (QMAP) program. Representative Green stated that QMAP are individuals who help people take medications, but do not have a medical license. She stated that the bill continues the QMAP program, requires that QMAPs pass a competency evaluation every five years, and removes the program from the sunset review process.
03:04 PM -- Brian Tobias, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Tobias explained the circumstances in which an unlicensed person would administer medication, such as an individual in an assisted living facility would dispense medication at a particular time in accordance with a physician's order to a person living at the assisted living facility. He clarified that the Department of Public Health and Environment does not regulate QMAPs, that the department's role is in education and testing.
|TIME: || 03:15:34 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-128 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 11-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
03:16 PM -- The committee took a brief recess.