HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION THIRTEENTH MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Huntley began the fourteenth meeting at 12:36 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
Margaret Kelly and Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioners, Department of Health, testified on the Governor's budget and responded to questions of the members.
At 1:13 p.m. Brian Osberg, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services, testified on the Governor's budget.
Vicki Kunerth, Director, Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement, DHS; and Dr. Jeff Schiff, Medical Director, DHS, also testified and responded to questions of the members.
At 1:59 p.m. a quorum was present and the Chair formally called the meeting to order.
The clerk noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Hosch, Larry, Vice-Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Representative Hosch moved adoption of the February 14 minutes. The motion prevailed and the minutes were adopted.
The Chair recessed the meeting at 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Room 200.
Chair Huntley resumed the meeting at 6:37 p.m. in Room 200.
Brian Osberg, DHS Commissioner, continued his testimony.
Kathleen Henry, Health Care Program Director at DHS was called to the table to respond to questions.
Kathy McDonough, Health Care Eligibility and Access, DHS, also responded to questions.
At 7:13 p.m., Assistant Commissioner Wes Kooistra, Chemical and Mental Health Services/State Operated Services, testified on the Governor's budget.
The Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:17 p.m.
Larry Hosch, Vice-Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant