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Licensing Subcommittee

SEVENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 03, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 6:08 P.M. on Monday, March 3, 2008, in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused:

FINSTAD, Brad

A quorum was present.

Rep. Bunn moved that the minutes of February 25, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF2747 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

HF2747(Simon) Complementary and alternative health care practices modified.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Rep. Steve Simon, author
Mark Johnson, attorney, Greene Espel P.L.L.P.

Rep. Murphy moved the H2747A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Barbara York, Minnesota Therapeutic Massage Network/Minnesota Touch & Movement Network

Chair Thao renewed the motion that HF2747, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Bunn assumed the gavel at 7:00 P.M.

Rep. Thao moved that HF3592 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

HF3592(Thao) Health care interpreter roster and registry development required.



Providing testimony on the bill:

Rep. Cy Thao, author
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Carol Berg, UCare and Chair of the Interpreting Stakeholder Group (ISG)
Dr. Bruce Downing, University of Minnesota
Jose Gonzalez, Interpreter
Cang Doan, Interpreter
Val Scheglowski, Interpreter
Susan Boinis, Sign Language interpreter and Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF3592 as follows:

Page 2, delete Sections 2, 3, and 4

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thao renewed his motion that HF3592, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.



Rep. Cy Thao, CHAIR




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

HF2747 (Simon) complementary and alternative health care practices modified
HF3592 (Thao) requiring the commissioner of health to establish a registry of health care interpreter services

Bill removed from the agenda:
HF3501 (Thao) changing the definition of chiropractic