STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, Representative Paul Thissen
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:10 P.M. on Monday, August 10, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
A quorum was present.
HF2386 (Hortman) Complex regional pain syndrome education and research program act -- informational hearing only
Providing testimony on the bill:
Representative Melissa Hortman
Dan and Cathy Maccoux, parents
Representative Brita Sailer
Bonnie Scherer, Minnesota RSDS/CRPS Coalition
Representative Laine assumed the gavel at 2:10 P.M.
Pandemic preparedness and the H1N1 influenza virus
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,
University of Minnesota
Ruth Lynfield, M.D., State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Aggie Leitheiser, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Minnesota Department of Health
Greg Schmidt , President, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Diane Miller, Minnesota Legal Reform Project
Kathryn Berg, MA, PCH, CCH, Classical Homeopath
Chair Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:30 P.M.
Hospital acquired infections reporting and quality improvement
Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
August 10, 2009
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Susan Stout, RN, Director of State Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Michelle Farber, RN, CIC, Infection Control Specialist, Mercy Hospital, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Minnesota
Mark Sonneborn, Vice President of Information Services, Minnesota Hospital Association
Janelle Shearer, RN, BSN, MA, Program Manager, Stratis Health
Jason George, Legislative and Political Organizer, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, Consumer Worker Coalition
Electroconvulsive therapy treatment for persons under civil commitment
Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Roger Schwab, Project Supervisor, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Allison Holt, M.D., P.A., Wayzata Medical Center, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Read Sulik, M.D., Assistant Commissioner, Chemical and Mental Health Services Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Alan Radke, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, State Operated Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Louise Bouta, Well Mind Association of Minnesota
Barb King, Citizen
Patricia Siebert, Staff Attorney, Minnesota Disability Law Center
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant