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Archives Interim 2001 Rural Health Care Needs Task Force



 Final Report 


Committee Members
Representatives Senators
Lola Spradley, Vice-Chair

Joan Fitz-Gerald, Chair

Lauri Clapp Bob Hagedorn
Carl Miller Jim Isgar
Lois Tochtrop Andy McElhany
Tambor Williams Dave Owen


Staff Contact - Janis Baron,, 303-866-3523, Julie George,, 303-866-3400, Ron Kirk,, 303-866-4785


Agendas and meeting summaries can be accessed using the Hearing Date links located below. An agenda will be available prior to each hearing. After the hearing has been held, the meeting summary, upon completion, will be available through the same Hearing Date link. The final report of committee activities as well as the legislation proposed by the committee will be available, upon completion, through the Final Report and Proposed Legislation link above. Also, committee reports and memoranda prepared by staff will be available through the Staff Reports and Memos link above.




Committee Schedule
Hearing Date Time Location 
 Saturday, July 21  1:00 pm

Trinidad State Junior College   

  600 Prospect St., Trinidad, CO

 Tuesday, August 7 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Northeastern Junior College   

  Hays Student Center, Room 230 

 100 College Drive, Sterling, CO


 Monday, August 27  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


National Mining Hall of Fame 

  and Museum Convention Center

 117 W. 10th Street, Leadville, CO


 Tuesday, September 4 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


 The Montrose Pavilion, North     Conference Room, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, CO


 Wednesday, September 5  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Fort Lewis College, Student Memorial Center in the College Union Building, 

1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO


 Friday, September 7  REVISED!!! 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


HCR 0107


Wednesday, September 12
Rescheduled to

 Tuesday, September 18 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kremmling Community Church, 

204 South 4th Street,

Kremmling, CO

 Wednesday, September 26  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


HCR 0107


 Monday, October 1  12:00 p.m.

HCR 0107


Proposed Legislation

Short Title

 Bill A  Concerning the creation of a loan program for nurses.  Bill A   
 Bill B  Concerning the creation of an advisory committee to study the administration of medications by certified nurse aides.  Bill B   
 Bill C  Concerning the credit against the Colorado income tax for health care professionals practicing in rural healthcare professional shortage areas.  Bill C   
 Bill D  Concerning the guaranteed issue of health insurance benefits for business groups of one.  Bill D   
 Bill E  Concerning proportional rating for health insurance premiums for business groups of one.  Bill E   
 Bill F  Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to section 2 of article XI of the constitution of the state of Colorado, concerning the authorization for local governments that are lawfully authorized to provide health care to participate with a public or private entity in affecting the provision of such health care, and, in connection therewith, authorizing a county, city, town, township, or special district to become a subscriber, member, or shareholder in or a joint owner with any person or company, public or private, in order to provide such health care without incurring debt and without pledging its credit or faith; requiring any such county, city, town, township, or special district entering such an arrangement to own its just proportion to the whole amount invested; and providing that any such entity or relationship established for such purpose shall not be deemed a political subdivision, local government, or local public body for any purpose.  Bill F   
 Bill G  Concerning the definition of basic health benefit coverage.  Bill G   
 Bill H  Concerning prompt payment of health insurance claims.  Bill H   
 Bill I  Concerning the limitation of contingency fee agreements in medical malpractice actions.  Bill I   
 Bill J  Concerning expanded access to health insurance.  Bill J 


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