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Minnesota Legislature

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance

2015-2016 Regular Session

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

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Dean, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:55pm on February 5th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.


The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


DEAN, Matt Chair
BACKER, Jeff
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
PERSELL, John
PIERSON, Nels
SCHOEN, Dan
SCHOMACKER, Joe



Members excused:
McDONALD, Joe Vice Chair
HAMILTON, Rod
ALLEN, Susan
ZERWAS, Nick




Representative Dean began the meeting at 12:48m, a quorum was NOT present.

A quorum was present at 12:51pm. The meeting was called to order at 12:55pm.

The following testified on the Governor’s budget requests:

Roberta Opheim, State Ombudsman Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities testified.

Joan Willshire, Executive Director Disability Council testified.

Muriel Gubasta, Ombudsperson for Spanish Speaking Families; Ann Hill, Ombudsperson for African American Families; Jill Kehaulani Esch Ombudsperson for American-Indian Families testified.

Kari Rechtzigel, Executive Director, Behavioral Health & Therapy testified.

Marshall Shragg, Executive Director, Dentistry Board testified.

Monica Feider, Program Manager of Health Professionals Services Program testified.

Randy Snyder, Executive Director, Optometry Board testified. He also testified on the Nursing Home Administrators Board.

Beth Ferguson, Assistant Executive Director, Pharmacy Board testified.

Kate Zacher-Pate, Executive Director, Social Work Board testified.

Juli Vangsness, Director of Administrative Services, MN Health Licensing Boards, Administrative Services Unit testified.

Larry Spicer, Executive Director, Chiropractors Board testified.

Ruth Grendahl, Executive Director, Dietetics and Nutrition Practice testified. She also testified on Podiatric Medicine Board and the Veterinary Medicine Board.

James Denzer, Assistant, Emergency Medical Services Board testified.

Jennifer Mohlenhoff, Executive Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Board testified.

Ruth Martinez, Executive Director, Medical Practices Board testified.

Shirley Brekken, Executive Director, Nursing Board testified.

Stephanie Lunning, Executive Director, Physical Therapy Board testified.

Leo Campero, Assistant Executive Director, Psychology Board testified.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:22pm.





Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Chris Stolarzyk, Committee Legislative Assistant