MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Chair Thomas Huntley began the twenty-third meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division at 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
HF328 (Murphy, E.) - Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified
Representative Murphy explained her bill along with Jim Golden, Director, Division of Health Policy at the Department of Health.
A quorum was present at 1:14 p.m. and Chair Huntley formally called the meeting to order.
The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:
Huntley, Thomas, Chair
Abeler, Jim, Vice Chair
Otremba, Mary Ellen
Representative Erin Murphy moved HF328 to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the health and human services finance omnibus bill and upon discussion, incorporated as friendly the House Research Analyst /LA ALA-MK328-2
amendment. The motion prevailed.
Representative Mary Liz Holberg read into the record written testimony of Karen Wizwell in opposition to the bill.
Rep. Murphy renewed her motion HF328, as amended, pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in the health and human services finance omnibus bill. The motion prevailed.
HF1890 (Hosch) - Nursing home moratorium exception projects approval period extended, additional moratorium exceptions authorized, money appropriated.
Representative Hosch moved HF1890 be laid over for possible inclusion in the health and human services finance omnibus bill and further moved the following technical amendment:
Page 2, line 2.1, delete "health" and insert "human services"
The motion prevailed.
Testifying on the bill: Tom Pollock, Administrator, Long Term Care Imperative
Chair Huntley moved deletion of sections 2 and 3 of the bill. Following further discussion, the motion prevailed.
Health Care & Human Services Finance
March 24, 2009
Representative Hosch renewed his motion that HF1890, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the health and human services omnibus bill. The motion prevailed.
Representative Fritz moved approval of the March 19, 2009, minutes. The motion prevailed.
Overviews by Department of Human Services (DHS) of General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments:
Brian Osberg, Assistant Commissioner of Health Care
Jeff Schiff, Medical Director
Shannon McMahon, Health Care Administration
Paul Olson, Payment Policy Division
Geoff Bartsch, Director of Government Relations, Regions Hospital, testified in response to the DHS testimony.
Chair Huntley adjourned the meeting at 2:34 p.m.
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair
Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant