STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY- SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, Representative Paul Thissen
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:20 P.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 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.
Representative Murphy moved the minutes of February 11, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1641 (Liebling) Gifts from drug or medical device manufacturers or distributors to physicians and formulary committee members banned.
Representative Liebling moved that HF1641 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.
Representative Liebling moved the H1641A1
amendment with the following changes:
Page 1, line 1.16 delete "35" and insert "36"
Page 1, line 1.19 delete "2" and insert "3"
Page 1, line1.22, after "distributor" insert "or medical device manufacturer or distributor"
Page 1, line 1.24, after "medication" insert "or device"
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED
Representative Liebling presented the bill.
Proponents of the bill were:
Peter Wyckoff, Director, Minnesota Prescription Coalition
Chris McCoy, M.D.
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Craig Stephens, RPH, MBA, Senior Vice President, Evergreen Rx
Michele Kimball, State Director, AARP Minnesota
Kim Witczak, Consumer
Opponents of the bill were:
Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 16, 2010
Don Gerhardt, CEO and President, LifeScience Alley
Howard Root, CEO, Vascular Solutions
Marjorie Powell, PhRMA
HF1641 was laid over for future consideration.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant