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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTITH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 11, 2015

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

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Mack, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform committee, called the meeting to order at 2:49 PM on March 11th, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


MACK, Tara, Chair
PETERSON, Roz, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
KELLY, Tim
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MASIN, Sandra
MORAN, Rena
MULLERY, Joe
PIERSON, Nels
QUAM, Duane
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick


Members excused:

ALLEN, Susan

Representative Mack called the meeting to order at 2:49 PM. A quorum was present.

Representative Moran moved to approve the minutes from March 6th and March 10th, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 2:50 PM.

Representative Mack moved that HF975 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Testifying on behalf of HF975 were Lance Heglund, Co-Chair, State Quality Council, and Kurt Rutzen, ARC Minnesota.

Representative Peterson renewed the motion that HF975 to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF236 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF236 were Kurt Altman, National Policy Advisor and General Counsel, Goldwater Institute, and Eric Dick, Minnesota Medical Association.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF236, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson moved that HF877 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of HF877 were Jim Abeler, Bruce Sabotta, Eagles Healing Nest, and Mike Spaude, Eagles Healing Nest.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion that HF877 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lohmer moved that HF439 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of HF439 were Mindi Smilgis, Sandi Holmgren, Mikayla Holmgren, and Heather Bradley, Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion that HF439 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson recessed the meeting at 4:18 PM.

Representative Mack reconvened the meeting at 6:18 PM in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

Representative Mack moved that HF1088 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Testifying on behalf of HF1088 were Mary Ellen Wells, Administrator, CentraCare Health Monticello, Jennifer Myster, President, Buffalo Hospital, Allina, and Matt Anderson, Minnesota Hospital Association.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1088 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF575 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on behalf of HF575 was Jonathan Watson, Minnesota Association of Community Health Care.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF575 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack moved that HF1277 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1277 were Yende Anderson, New Americans Alliance for Development, Mimi Od, New Americans Alliance for Development, Jim Abeler, NAAD, Ruth Martinez, Executive Director for the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, Becky Ness, Legislative Chair, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, and Mark Schoenbaum, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Mack moved to adopt the following oral amendment:

“Line 2.13, strike the number ‘15’ and inserting the number ‘16.’” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mack renewed her motion that HF1277, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF1122 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas moved to adopt the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1122 were Susan Wingert, from the Pediatric Home Services, Pat Lang, Dan Ullom, and Dr. Roy Maynard, Pediatric Home Services.

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF1122, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF1314 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1314 was Jeff Ogden, University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1314, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.





Representative Tara Mack, Chair



Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF975 (Hamilton) - State Quality Council and regional quality council requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF877 (Anderson) - Stearns County; group residential housing modified by requiring supplementary service rate.
  • HF1088 (O'Neill) - Crimes committed in a patient care zone penalties increased, and assaults by inmates in public institutions sentencing provisions amended.
  • HF575 (Gruenhagen) - Medical assistance payments to federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics modified.
  • HF1277 (Gruenhagen) - International Medical Graduates Council created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1314 (Schomacker) - Faculty members and resident dentists permitted to enroll as medical assistance providers.
  • HF236 (Zerwas) - Investigational drug, biological product, or device use permitted by eligible patients.
  • HF439 (Lohmer) - Health care practitioners required to deliver information relating to trisomy 13, 18, and 21; and duties imposed on the health commissioner.
  • HF1122 (Zerwas) - Intensive pediatric care category established for home care nursing services, payment rate increased for home care nursing services, and additional revenue required to be spent on patient-specific training.