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Licensing Division

NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 04, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

LICENSING DIVISION


MINUTES


Representative Cy Thao, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:35 P.M. on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THAO, Cy (Chair)
BUNN, Julie(Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
DEAN, Matt
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria

Members excused:

EMMER, Tom

A quorum was present.

Representative Norton moved that the minutes of February 10, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of the proposed elimination of the Office of Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice

Craig Acomb, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Tom Hiendlmayr, Director, Health Occupations Program, Minnesota Department of Health
Gregory Schmidt, President, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Nancy Hone, R.N., Traditional Naturopath, President, Natural Health Practitioners of Minnesota, Cofounder, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project, Cofounder, Minnesota Natural Health Coalition
Diane Miller, Legal Director, Natural Health Freedom Coalition

HF3212 (Simon) Continuing education requirements exception provided for licensed professional counselors.

Representative Thao moved that HF3212 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Christine Garwick-Foley, Professional counselor
Kari Rechtzigel, BBHT
Judi Gordon, BBHT

Representative Thao renewed his motion that HF3212 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3070 (Kath) Ethics training required from home health aides, and commissioner of health instructed to amend rules.

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Representative Thao moved that HF3070 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Beth Bowers, Parent
Susan Winkelmann, Assistant Division Director, Compliance Monitoring Division, Minnesota Department of Health
Kevin Goodno, Minnesota Home Care Association

The bill was laid over.

HF2897 (Norton) Psychologist licensure requirements modified.

Representative Norton moved that HF2897 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Norton moved the H2897DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Dr. Trisha Stark, L.P., Director of Professional Affairs, Minnesota Psychological Association

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF2897, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3272 (Ruud) Genetic counselors licensed.

Representative Ruud moved that HF3272 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Ruud moved to amend HF3272 as follows:

Page 2, line 24, delete "and reproductive"
Page 2, delete line 25

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Amy Powers, M.S., Certified Genetic Counselor, Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Mary Ahrens, M.S., Certified Genetic Counselor, Genetic Counselor-Program Manager, Familial Cancer Clinic, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Susan A. Berry, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

The bill was laid over.

HF677 (Bunn) Body art procedures and establishments regulated.

Representative Bunn moved to reconsider HF677. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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Representative Bunn moved the H0677DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Geoff Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer, Mid-America Blood Services Division, American Red Cross
Jed Gorlin, M.D M.B.A., Vice President, Medical and Quality Affairs, Memorial Blood Centers
Tanika Nolan, Owner, ACME Tattoo

Representative Bunn renewed her motion that HF677, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1094 (Abeler) Surgical technologist employment qualifications required.

Representative Abeler moved that HF1094 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Abeler moved the H1094DE1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 2, line 2, delete "or retain"
Page 2, after line 34 insert "Subd.4. Exemption. Individuals whohave had 5 years experience working as a surgical technologist in a health care facility are exempt from the provisions of subdivision 2."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Sara Vodnick, President, Minnesota Assembly, Association of Surgical Technologists

Representative Norton moved the H1094 amendment. The amendment was withdrawn temporarily.

Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Bob Ryan, United Steelworkers

Representative Abeler moved the H1094A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Anne Jones, Member, Association of Operating Nurses
Susan Stout, Minnesota Hospital Association

Representative Norton moved the H1094A1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 1, line 5, delete "under subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2)," and insert "who is not a certified surgical technologist"

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Thao moved the H1094A4 amendment. The amendment was withdrawn.

Representative Ruud moved to lay HF1094 on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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HF3356 (Ruud) Dental provisions modified related to teeth whitening.

Representative Ruud moved that HF3356 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Marshall Shragg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Teri Youngdahl, L.D.A, Member, Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Jay Olson, Cosmetic Council for Teeth Whitening
Misty Farnham, Wow Smile Xpress

Representative Ruud renewed her motion that HF3356 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 P.M.




Rep. Cy Thao, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3212 (Simon) - Continuing education requirements exception provided for licensed professional counselors.
  • HF3070 (Kath) - Ethics training required from home health aides, and commissioner of health instructed to amend rules.
  • HF2897 (Norton) - Psychologist licensure requirements modified.
  • HF3272 (Ruud) - Genetic counselors licensed.
  • HF677 (Bunn) - Body art procedures and establishments regulation system established, penalty fees adopted, and money appropriated.
  • HF1094 (Abeler) - Surgical technologist employment qualifications required.
  • HF3356 (Ruud) - Dentistry practice definition modified.
Documents:

Overview of the proposed elimination of the Office of Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice, Minnesota Department of Health