SB 22-225

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 03, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 03, 2022
  • Passed House May 11, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 01, 2022

Ambulance Service Sustainability And State Licensing

Abstract

Under current law, ambulance services are regulated at the local level. On and after July 1, 2024, the bill requires an ambulance service to obtain a state license from the department of public health and environment (department). In licensing ambulance services, the department is authorized to conduct inspections, investigate and hold hearings regarding alleged violations, and, for any violations found, take action against an ambulance service's license or application for an initial or renewed license, impose civil penalties, or both. On or before January 1, 2024, the state board of health (board) is required to adopt rules regarding minimum standards for ambulance services, including equipment, staffing, medical oversight, and general and vehicle liability insurance standards and, if the board deems it necessary, rules imposing application and licensing fees. On and after July 1, 2024, a county or city and county is authorized to grant an ambulance service authorization to operate within the county's or city and county's jurisdiction and to enter into service agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other contracts with ambulance services operating in the county's or city and county's jurisdiction. The bill also creates a statewide task force to make statutory, rule, and policy recommendations for how to preserve, promote, and expand consumer access to emergency medical services in the state, including recommendations: Regarding the regulation of ambulance service; To address inequities and disparities in access to emergency medical services; To address workforce recruiting and retention issues; To promote the financial sustainability of emergency medical services; and Regarding the long-term sustainability of emergency medical services. For state fiscal year 2022-23, the bill appropriates from the general fund:$253,784 to the department for use by the health facilities and emergency management services division for administration and operations; and$2,131 to the legislative department for use by the legislative council. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 01, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 25, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 11, 2022

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 10, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 09, 2022

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

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

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

May 06, 2022

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Appropriations

May 03, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

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

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

Apr 29, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Apr 27, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Health & Human Services

Apr 22, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/01/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/25/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/11/2022) PDF
Revised (05/10/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (05/03/2022) PDF
Engrossed (05/02/2022) PDF
Introduced (04/22/2022) PDF
PA4 (05/09/2022) PDF
PA3 (05/02/2022) PDF
PA2 (04/29/2022) PDF
PA1 (04/28/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/01/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/09/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/27/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/05/2022) PDF

Sources

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