This hearing relates to Colorado State bill HB1131:
It is recommended concerned patients and advocates show up at the following meeting - I know I’ll be there. We have our foot in the door - it is now time to push.
My main concern getting into the nitty-gritty now is things will turn out to be too lax. I guess my first choice would be to see techs take two out of the three NANT tests, my second would be to take one of the certification tests (not proficiency); it looks like we are getting my third choice - techs’ choice of the three NANT tests. I was also surprised at the amount of the fee being charged - $200 bucks a year? I was thinking something larger would help get more inspections.
Anyway, here is the official announcement:
> Subject: DORA Regulatory Notice *** State Board of Health - Chapter XV
> Dialysis Treatment Clinics ***
> This is to notify you that the Department of Public Health and Environment
> has submitted proposed rules or amendments to existing rules concerning:
> Amendments to Standards for Hospitals and Health Facilities, Chapter XV,
> Dialysis Treatment Clinics.
> The proposed rules or amendments may be found at:
> The rulemaking hearing is set for Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 10:00 am
> at Department of Public Health and Environment, Lab Bldg., 8100 Lowry
> Training Room, Denver CO 80230. For more information about the proposed
> rules or amendments, you can contact Lorraine Dixon-Jones, Policy Analyst,
> Health Facilities Division at 303-692-2889 at the Department of Public
> Health and Environment.
> We will be analyzing the proposed rules or amendments to determine if they
> may negatively impact Colorado’s small businesses, job creation or
> competitiveness. If initial research indicates possible negative impact
> one or more of these areas, we will request that the entity submitting the
> proposed rules or amendments perform a cost-benefit analysis. If you want
> to provide us with feedback on the proposed rules or amendments to help us
> make that determination or to let us know how the proposed rules
> impact these areas, please email me at email@example.com.
> I hope you find this service and information useful.
> Bruce Harrelson
> Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform