BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1025
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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|Refer House Bill 09-1025 to the Committee of the W||PASS|
11:36 AM -- House Bill 09-1025
Senator Boyd introduced House Bill 09-1025. The bill exempts ambulatory surgical centers and certified dialysis treatment centers from the requirement that an individual who collects data on hospital-acquired infection rates be nationally certified. She explained that the current statute exempts hospitals with 50 or fewer beds from the requirement, and that ambulatory surgical centers are seeking the same exemption due to their size. A handout concerning the bill was distributed to the committee (Attachment D).
11:37 AM -- Debbie Teetzel, Colorado Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, explained that ambulatory surgery centers are willing to comply with the infection reporting requirements, and that the centers have very low rates of hospital-acquired infection rates. She noted that a certified infection control nurse could not maintain his or her certification if the nurse was employed by an ambulatory surgical center because of the small size of the facility, and therefore, it would be unlikely that an ambulatory surgery center could hire a nurse with the appropriate certification. Ms. Teetzel responded to questions from Senator Carroll regarding how the surgery centers track and maintain data on hospital-acquired infections.
|TIME: || 11:48:20 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1025 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on an 7-0 roll call vote, with one member excused.|
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee recessed.