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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 06, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mack, Vice Chair, of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 P.M. on March 6, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GOTTWALT, Steve, Chair
MACK, Tara, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ALLEN, Susan
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PETERSON, Sondra
QUAM, Duane

Members excused: HOSCH, Larry

Representative Mack began the meeting at 2:31 P.M. A quorum was not present.
Representative Mack officially called the meeting to order at 2:34. A quorum was present.

HF2237 (Gottwalt) Hospital community benefit programs and health maintenance organization collaboration plans; evidence-based strategy requirements removed.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF2237 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2237 were:
Representative Gottwalt
Ben Koppelman, President St. Joseph's Area Health Services, Park Rapids
Craig Boyer, Sandford Bemidji Hospital
Joan Pennington, System Director of Development, HealthEast Foundation
Makeda Norris
Eugene Nichols, Board of Directors, TakeAction Minnesota
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Assocation
Jim Koppel, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2237 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Norton moved to approve the minutes of February 29 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1993 (Barrett) Advisory council provisions modified.

Representative Barrett moved that HF1993 be recommend to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Barrett moved the H1993DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt assumed the gavel at 3:42P.M.

Testifying on HF1993 were:
Representative Barrett
Tom Ruter, Chemical and Mental Health Services, MN Department of Human Services
Henry Fox, American Indian Council
Beverly Snow, CAC, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jodi Greenstein, Chair, TBI
Tweila Braise, Citizens Council for Health Care

Representative Barrett renewed his motion that HF1993, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Abeler assumed the gavel at 4:02 P.M.

HF1994 (Gottwalt) Health and human services policy provisions changed; provisions modified relating to continuing care, telephone equipment program, chemical and mental health, and health care; and comprehensive assessment and case management services reformed.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1994 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H1994A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H1994A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Norton moved to orally amend HF1994 by: P. 93, delete "L. 93.33, P.94, delete, "L.94.1 thru 94.10". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H1994A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1994 were:
Representative Gottwalt
Heidi Hamilton, Disability Services, MN Department of Human Services
Tom Ruter, Chemical and Mental Health Services, MN Department of Human Services
Scott Leitz, Health Care Administration, MN Department of Human Services
Kathryn, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
John Wayne Barker, Mernck, Inc

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF1994, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 4:46 P.M.

The meeting was re-convened at 5:47 P.M.

HF2258 (Abeler) Chemical health navigation program created, and residential chemical dependency treatment limited.

Representative Abeler moved that HF2258 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

Representative Abeler moved the H2258DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2258A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2258A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2258 were:
Representative Abeler
Bob Melson, Public Policy Committee Chair, MARRCH
William Moyers, Vice President, Hazelden Foundation
Tim Nolan
Kelly Harder, MICA
Cindy Rupp, Washington County
Gene Anderson, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF2258, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1967 (Abeler) Children and family services provisions modified, adoptions under guardianship of the commissioner reformed, and child support statutory provisions modified.

Representative Abeler moved that HF1967 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil law.

Representative Abeler moved the H1967A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H1967A3-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Abeler moved the H1967A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Abeler moved the H1967A2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Allen moved the H1967A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H1967A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1967 were:

Representative Abeler
Ann Ahlstrom, Children and Family Services, MN Department of Human Services
Jill Olsen, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Elizabeth Rowe, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jane Delage, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF1967, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2009 (Abeler) Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; and Human Services Background Studies Act amended.

Representative Abeler moved that HF2009 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Abeler moved the H2009DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abler moved to orally amend DE2 amendment by: P.6, L.6.10, strike "through discovery process". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2009A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H200A3-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Abeler moved the H2009A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2009A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved to orally amend the H2009A5 amendment by: delete
"P.2, L.2.26 thru P.4., L 4.20". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2009 were:
Jerry Kerber, Office of Inspector General, MN Department of Human Services
Vicki Kunerth, Office of Inspector General, MN Department of Human Services
Laura Plummer-Zrust, Licensing Division, MN Department of Human Services
Katy Chase, Director, MN Licensed Family Child Care Association
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Advocacy Project

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF2009, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2456 (Abeler) Continuing care policy provisions amended, disability services and licensing provision changes made, home and community-based service standards established, and payment methodologies established.

Representative Abeler moved that HF2456 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Abeler moved the A12-0701 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2456A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2456A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2456 were:
Representative Abeler
Loren Colman, Continuing Care Administration, MN Department of Human Services
Alex Bartolic, Disability Services, MN Department of Human Services
John Barker, Merrick, Inc.
Cindy Guddal, Director of Community Based Services, Courage Center
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Norm Munk, Partnership Resources and Minnesota Habilitation Coalition
Mary Bottleson, Minnesota Habilitation Coalition
Craig Wieber, ARRM
Don Priebe, Homeward Bound, Inc and ARRM
Anne Henry, Disability Law Center
Barb Turner, ARRM

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF2456, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) Sunset review changes implemented, agency requirements changed, posting required for felony or gross misdemeanor and malpractice settlements or judgments for a regulated practitioner, regulated practitioner information required, fund transfer prohibited, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved that HF2555 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved to orally amend HF2555 by: P.6, L. 6.29 delete "settlements", L.6.30 delete, "and". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H2555A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Dave Renner, Director of State & Federal Legislation, MN Medical Association
Pam Luinenburg, Coordinator, MN Coalition of Licensed Social Workers

Representative Kiffmeyer renewed her motion that HF2555, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:14 P.M.


___________________________
Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair

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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Asst.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2237 (Gottwalt) - Hospital community benefit programs and health maintenance organization collaboration plans; evidence-based strategy requirements removed.
  • HF1993 (Barrett) - Advisory council provisions modified.
  • HF1994 (Gottwalt) - Health and human services policy provisions changed; provisions modified relating to continuing care, telephone equipment program, chemical and mental health, and health care; comprehensive assessment and case management services reformed; and technical changes made.
  • HF2258 (Abeler) - Chemical use assessment requirements modified for civil commitments, chemical health navigation program created, chemical health services reports required, and rulemaking authority provided.
  • HF1967 (Abeler) - Children and family services provisions modified, child safety and permanency reform provided including adoptions under guardianship of the commissioner, statutory provisions modified related to child support, child care provisions modified, fees modified, MFIP provisions modified, criminal penalties provided, and technical changes made.
  • HF2009 (Abeler) - Human services legal provisions changed; human services licensing, licensing data, and the Office of Inspector General related provisions modified; Human Services Background Studies Act amended; municipal license provisions modified; program integrity monitoring provided for; data sharing required; eligibility determinations required; and report required.
  • HF2456 (Abeler) - Continuing care policy provisions amended, disability services and licensing provision changes made, home and community-based service standards established, and payment methodologies established.
  • HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
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Equal time will be given for each side. If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn
Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 5.