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Legislative Updates

By: Josephine Colacci, Esq.

Colorado

On January 13, 2020, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) introduced certification legislation for Central Service (CS) technicians in Colorado. The legislation, SB20-087, has been referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation must pass both the House and Senate by May 6, 2020.

Massachusetts

IAHCSMM’s legislation for CS technicians in Massachusetts passed out of the Joint Public Health Committee on December 26, 2019. The House bill was sent to the Joint Health Care Financing Committee and on December 30, 2019, the Senate bill was sent to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. This legislation must pass both the House and Senate by the end of December 2020.