HB 20-1218

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jun 08, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 05, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 10, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 14, 2020

Sunset Continue Hearing Aid Providers

Abstract

The act implements recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the licensing of hearing aid providers by: Continuing the licensing of hearing aid providers for 11 years, to 2031; Requiring final agency actions to be appealed directly to the court of appeals; Repealing language specifying that the hearing aid provider practice act does not prohibit an individual from performing tasks that would be permissible if the licensee was not licensed; Prohibiting a person who is not licensed as a hearing aid provider from using any titles that imply the person is qualified as a hearing aid provider; Requiring a hearing aid provider to be licensed before directly or indirectly selling or negotiating to sell any hearing aid for the hearing impaired; Repealing references to the national competency examination of the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences and requiring the director of the division of professions and occupations (director) to determine the competency examination required for licensure; Requiring hearing aid providers to post a surety bond, maintain professional liability insurance, or comply with other financial responsibility requirements determined by the director; Adding failure to practice according to commonly accepted professional standards to the grounds for discipline; Authorizing the director to accept disciplinary action taken by another state, a local jurisdiction, or the federal government as prima facie evidence of misconduct if the basis for the action would be grounds for discipline in Colorado; and Adding deceptive trade practice provisions related to the sale of hearing aids by hearing aid providers. In addition to implementing the sunset recommendations, the act also: Updates the scope of practice to require either the initial testing or the first fitting to be performed in-person; and Requires each hearing aid provider to attend at least 8 hours of continuing education each year.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


Jul 14, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 29, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 12, 2020

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 11, 2020

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

Jun 10, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Jun 08, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Jun 05, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 04, 2020

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 03, 2020

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Mar 12, 2020

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Feb 26, 2020

House

House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Jan 30, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/14/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/29/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/10/2020) PDF
Revised (06/09/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/05/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/04/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/30/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/27/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/02/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/09/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/25/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/27/2020) PDF

Sources

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