On January 11, 2012, Rep. Ken Summers and Sen. Betty Boyd introduced HB 12-1052 – Concerning the Collection of Health Care Work Force Data from Health Care Professionals. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
The bill requires the director of the division of registrations in the department of regulatory agencies to implement a system to collect health care work force data from health care professionals who are eligible for the Colorado health service corps, from practical and professional nurses, and from pharmacists. The bill requires a voluntary advisory group designated by the director of the primary care office to recommend the structure of the data elements to be collected regarding specific information about each health care professional and his or her practice. The director is authorized to accept and expend any gifts, grants, or donations that may be available from any private or public sources for the implementation of the data collection system. On January 24 the Health and Environment committee approved the bill and referred it to the Economic and Business Development Committee.
Since this summary, the bill was referred to the Finance Committee, and then, unamended, to the Appropriations Committee.
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