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Licensing Subcommittee

SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 12, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
LICENSING SUBCOMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative Cy Thao, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:35 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2007, in Room 300N of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THAO, Cy (Chair)
BUNN, Julie(Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
FINSTAD, Brad
FRITZ, Patti
HAMILTON, Rod
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim

A quorum was present.

Rep. Hamilton moved that the minutes of February 19, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Norton moved that HF2027 be taken up for consideration.

HF2027 (Norton) Board of Physical Therapists licensing bill

Rep. Norton moved the A07-0276 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Speaking in support of the bill:

Stephanie Lanning

HF2027, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Licensing Subcommittee Omnibus bill.

Chair Thao moved that HF1705 be taken up for consideration.

HF1705 (Thao) Board of Pharmacy licensing provisions modified

Chair Thao moved the H1705A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Speaking in support of the bill:

Julie Johnson, Minnesota Pharmacists

HF1705, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Licensing Subcommittee Omnibus bill.

Rep. Abeler moved that the Revisor document 07-0651 be taken up for consideration.

HFXXXX (Abeler) provisional licenses for ESL and foreign-born social workers

Speaking in support of the bill:

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Frank Merriman, Board of Social Work

Revisor document 07-0651 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Licensing Subcommittee Omnibus bill.

Rep. Abeler moved that the Revisor document 07-0652 be taken up for consideration.

HFXXXX (Abeler) temporary licenses for social workers graduated from non-accredited programs

Rep. Abeler moved the 07-0652A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Revisor document 07-0651, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Licensing Subcommittee Omnibus bill.

Rep. Finstad moved that HF1189 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

HF1189 (Thissen) modifying licensing provisions for physical therapists

Chair Thao moved the H1189A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Thao moved the H1189A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Thao moved the H1189A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Thao moved the H1189A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

William Cooper, MN APTA
Joan Bohmert, Physical Therapist
Dr. William Anderson, MN APTA

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Dan Rotenberg, MD, MN Orthopedic Society
Paul Matson, MD, MMA
Andy Schmidt, MD, MN Orthopedic Society
Andrew Will, MD
Cort Holten, MCA
Dr. Joel Wulff

Chair Thao moved to amend H1189A1, H1189A2, and H1189A4 onto the H1189A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Abeler moved the amend H1189A3 as follows:

Page 2, reinstate lines 2.3 to 2.5. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Abeler moved to amend H1189A2 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.5 delete "disciplinary actions" and insert "complaints"
Page 1, line 1.5 after "therapists" delete rest of line
Page 1, line 1.6, delete "physical harm to a patient" and "only"

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Rep. Abeler withdrew his amendment.

Rep. Abeler moved to amend H1189A1 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.4, delete "post operative"

Rep. Abeler withdrew his amendment.

Rep. Norton moved to amend H1189A3 as follows:

Page 3, delete lines 3.6-3.11

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen requested that HF 1189, as amended, be laid on the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 P.M.





REP. Cy Thao, CHAIR




Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1189 (Thissen) modifying licensing provisions for physical therapists
HF2027 (Norton) Board of Physical Therapists licensing bill
HF1705 (Thao) Board of Pharmacy licensing provisions modified
HFXXXX (Abeler) provisional licenses for esl and foreign born social workers
HFXXXX (Abeler) temporary licenses for social workers graduated from non-accredited programs
HFXXXX (Abeler) removed from the agenda
HF210 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda
HF218 (Walker) has been removed from the agenda