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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 10, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, Representative Paul Thissen

MINUTES


Representative Erin Murphy, called the meeting to order at 2:25 P.M. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul


A quorum was present 2:30 P.M.

HF3237 (Huntley) Health care eligibility provisions changed relating to individualized education plan requirements, state health access program, children's health insurance reauthorization act, long-term care, asset transfers, clinics, dental benefits, prior authorization, drug formulary and administrative uniformity committees, preferred drugs, multisource drugs, health plans, and claims against the state.

Shannon Kojasoy, Legislative Liaison, Health Care Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Thissen assumed the gavel at 2:27 P.M.

Representative Huntley moved that HF3237 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Huntley moved the H3237A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Kim Carolan, Long-Term Care Policy Manager, Health Care Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Chris Reisdorf, Benefit Policy Implementation Manager, Health Care Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Sara Drake, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Huntley moved the A10-2207 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley moved the A10-2208 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen moved the H3237A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley moved the House Research H3237A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Huntley moved the H3237A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved to amend HF3237, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, line 12, after "less" insert "for a household size of one"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF3237, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3405 (Eken) Commissioner's state medical review team duties modified.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3405 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Anne Quincy, Legal Aid
Louis Thayer, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Thissen renewed and changed his motion that HF3405 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3157 (Mahoney) Parent notification of child maltreatment in a school facility modified, mental health assessment required of teachers disciplined for child maltreatment, teaching license revoked of repeat child maltreatment offenders, and district policy required for educating employees about mandatory child maltreatment reporting.

Representative Abeler moved that HF3157 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Mahoney presented the bill.

Representative Abeler moved that HF3157 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3056 (Norton) Quality improvement program for physician clinics and hospitals established.

Representative Norton moved that HF3056 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Norton moved the H3056DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Doug Wood, M.D., Minnesota Medical Association
Twila Brase, Citizens Council on Health Care

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF3056, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3476 (Laine) Lodging establishments definitions modified.

Representative Laine moved that HF3476 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Laine moved to amend HF3476 as follows:

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Page 1, line 24, after "more" insert "or have a rental license from a local unit of government."
Page 2, line 3, delete everything after "unless"
Page 2, line 4, delete entire line and insert "managed by a business agent."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Colleen Paulus, Minnesota Department of Health
John Swenson, Owner, Ely Lodging
Chris Eilrich, Owner, Fenske Lake Cabins
Kerry Davis, Owner, White Iron Beach Resort
Caragh Bartness, Private cabin owner

HF3476 was laid over

Representative Torkelson moved that the minutes of March 9, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

A recess was announced at 4:15 P.M.

Representative Thissen reconvened the meeting at 6:35 P.M.

HF3476 was brought up for consideration.

Representative Laine moved the H3476A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing additional testimony:

John Edman, Explore Minnesota
Joel Carlson, Congress of Minnesota Resorts
Carolyn Nelson, Minnesota Vacation Rental Association
William Weller, President, Flagship USA, Inc.
Bruce Forness, Private cabin owner

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF3476, as amended, be laid on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2761 (Kahn) Health insurance required to cover routine health care received while participating in a qualified clinical trial under certain circumstances.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2761 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Thissen moved the H2761A3 amendment with the following changes:

Page 1, line 7, delete "20" and insert "23"
Page 1, line 21, at the end of the line insert "This section is effective the day after enactment."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Bunn moved to amend HF2761, as amended, as follows:

Delete section 1

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A division was requested.

On a vote of 8 AYES and 6 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed and changed his motion that HF2761, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3512 (Hansen) Indoor ice arenas required to have electronic air monitoring devices, and grants to construct and renovate indoor ice arenas required to require electronic air monitoring device.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3512 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Hansen presented the bill.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Linda Davis, Skating coach

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 7:55 P.M.

Jack Rossbach, Industrial Hygiene Engineer

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 8:05 P.M.

Linda Bonemmer, Minnesota Department of Health
Dale Dorschner, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Thissen renewed and amended his motion that HF3512 be re-referred to the Committee on Finance without recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3300 (Morrow) Judicial holds in commitment cases amended.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3300 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Representative Thissen moved the H3300A1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 1, line 2, delete "1" and insert "2" and delete "5" and insert "3"
Page 15, line 21, delete "12" and reinstate "six"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Shelia M. Brandt, Psy.D., LP, Legislative and Stakeholder Relations Director, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Robin Vue-Benson, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Dennis Benson, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services
John Kirwin, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF3300, as amended, as follows:

Page 11, line 25, delete everything after the comma
Page 11, line 26, delete the line
Page 11, delete lines 31 to 34

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Representative Liebling withdrew her amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF3300, as amended, as follows:

Delete "Civilly committed sex offender" and restore "Client" throughout the document

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3300, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 9:50 P.M.

HF3250 (Thissen) PACE programs authorization modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3250 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H3250A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Dale Thompson, President and CEO, Benedictine Health System
Dan Lindh, President and CEO, Presbyterian Homes and Services

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3250, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3405 (Eken) - Commissioner's state medical review team duties modified.
  • HF3157 (Mahoney) - Parent notification of child maltreatment in a school facility modified.
  • HF3056 (Norton) - Provider peer grouping timelines and system modified, and agricultural cooperative health plan for farmers provision added.
  • HF2761 (Kahn) - Health plan coverage work group established for clinical trials, and findings and recommendations required.
  • HF3512 (Hansen) - Indoor ice arenas required to have electronic air monitoring devices, and electronic air monitoring device required for indoor ice arena facility construction and renovation grants.
  • HF3476 (Laine) - Lodging establishments definitions modified.
  • HF3250 (Thissen) - PACE programs authorization modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3237 (Huntley) - Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, long term care, asset transfers, clinics, dental benefits, prior authorization, drug formulary and administrative committees, preferred drugs, multisource drugs, health plans, claims against the state, eligibility standards, and prepaid health plans.
  • HF3300 (Morrow) - Civilly committed sex offenders, sexually dangerous persons, and sexual psychopathic personalities provisions modified, and judicial holds in commitment cases provisions amended.
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