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Licensing Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2010

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

LICENSING DIVISION


MINUTES


Representative Cy Thao, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, February 25, 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 Abeler moved that the minutes of March 20, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2995 (Tillberry) Diagnosis qualifications of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder expanded.

Representative Thao moved that HF1995 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Thao moved the A10-2165 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Stephanie Ochocki, MSSW, LICSW, President, Minnesota School Social Workers Association
David Gibson, Past President of MN Society for Clinical Social Work

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Dr. Trisha Stark, MN Psychological Association
Seymour Gross, MN Psychological Association
Bruce Minor, MN Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Representative Thao renewed his motion that HF2995, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2969 (Ruud) Health licensing technical provisions modified.

Representative Ruud moved that HF2969 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

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Representative Ruud moved the A10-2144 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Catherine Lloyd, Health Occupations Program, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Ruud renewed her motion that HF2969, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1503 (Abeler) Massage therapist licensure and fees established, and penalties provided.

Representative Abeler moved that HF1503 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Abeler moved the A10-2013 amendment with the following changes:

Page 3, delete line 17
Page 3, line 18, delete "the diagnosis of" and insert "diagnosing"
Page 3, line 19, before "recommendations" insert "changing" and delete "by" and insert "of"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H1503A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Jeremy Miller, Chair, Alliance to License Massage Therapists
Chuck Sawyer, D.C., Senior Vice President, Northwestern Health Science University
Dale Healey, D.C., Dean, School of Massage Therapy, Northwestern Health Science University
Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities
Tom Hiendlmayr, Director, Health Occupations Program, Minnesota Department of Health

Providing a neutral comment on the bill:

Kathleen Picard, American Physical Therapy Association, Minnesota Chapter
Cari Johnson Pelava, CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Nancy Hone, R.N., Traditional Naturopath, President, Natural Health Practitioners of Minnesota, Cofounder, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project, Cofounder, Minnesota Natural Health Coalition
Gregory Schmidt, President, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Barbara York, Minnesota Therapeutic Massage Network

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF1503, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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HF1249 (E. Murphy) Medical laboratory science professionals licensure requirements established, and Board of Medical Laboratory Science Established.

Representative Murphy moved that HF1249 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight.

Representative Murphy moved the A10-2056 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murphy moved to amend the A10-2056 amendment as follows:

Page 11, line 1, delete "reviewed" and insert "renewed"
Page 11, line 2, delete "148F.10" and insert "148F.11"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murphy moved the A10-2148 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Kathy Hansen, Former Lab Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Co-Chair, Coalition of Laboratory Professionals
Deb Rodahl, Lab Director, Health East Hospitals
John McClure, M.D., Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist, Methodist Hospital
Rick Panning, Lab Director, Allina Hospitals, Co-Chair, Coalition of Laboratory Professionals

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Ashley Wong, American Association of Bioanalysts
Tom Lehman, American Association of Bioanalysts

Representative Murphy requested that the bill be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 P.M.


Rep. Cy Thao, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2995 (Tillberry) - Diagnosis qualifications of attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder expanded.
  • HF2969 (Ruud) - Health licensing technical provisions modified.
  • HF1503 (Abeler) - Massage therapist registration provided.
  • HF1249 (Murphy) - Medical laboratory science professionals licensure requirements established, and Board of Medical Laboratory Science established.
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