Criminalize renegade masseuses; birth control insurance mandate; more medical license mandates and midwife regulations

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Criminalize renegade masseuses; birth control insurance mandate; more medical license mandates and midwife regulations

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Colorado earlier this year, and go to www.votespotter.com to sign up and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

House Bill 1294 Require some health insurers to include contraceptive coverage at no cost: Passed 35 to 30 in the House on 3/29/2016

 

To require some insurance plans to include coverage for contraceptives, voluntary sterilization, and education about contraception. It would not apply to employer-sponsored plans, which are covered under the federal law known as ERISA, though it would apply to managed care plans in Medicaid, the state's health care program for low-income people.

 

House Bill 1160 Extend the professional regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists: Passed 21 to 12 in the Senate on 4/14/2016

 

To continue the professional regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists by the Department of Regulatory Affairs for another five years.

 

House Bill 1360 Extend and update the state regulation governing midwives: Passed 47 to 18 in the House on 4/11/2016

 

To extend the regulation of midwives by the Division of Professions and Occupations for seven years, and to make certain changes to their allowed practices.

 

House Bill 1320 Criminalize the unlicensed practice of massage: Passed 52 to 1 in the House on 4/8/2016

 

To make changes to the regulation of massage therapists to include age restrictions, fines and penalties for indecent exposure.

 

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