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Health and Human Services Reform

ELEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION



HEATH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES


Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ALLEN, Susan
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama

Members excused: FLANAGAN, Peggy.

Representative Kresha moved to approve the minutes from February 9, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF696 (Baker) Individualized home supports added to home and community-based services, planning and case management requirements modified, and child foster care background studies modified.

Representative Baker moved HF696 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Baker moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF696, as amended.

Barb Turner, Vice President of External Affairs, ARRM;
Heidi Hamilton, Department of Human Services.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF696, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF851 (McDonald) Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative McDonald moved HF851 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative McDonald moved the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF851, as amended.

Mary Kay Kennedy, Executive Director, Advocating Change Together;
Lynnetta Muehlhauser, citizen testifier.

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF851, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF921 (Kiel) Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiel moved HF921 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF921.

Barb Turner, Vice President of External Affairs, ARRM.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF921 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF873 (Hamilton) Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.

Representative Baker moved HF873 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF873.

Pam Gonella, Parent Chair, Best Life Alliance;
Paula Hart, President and CEO, Volunteers of America- Minnesota;
Pam Selvig, Health and Human Services Director, Scott County;
Kevin Goodno, Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation;
Sarah Lewerenz, Legislative Coordinator, AFSCME Council 65;
Ethan Vogel, Legislative Representative, AFSCME Council 5.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF873 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the gavel at 9:43 a.m.

HF814 (Schomacker) Disability waiver rate system modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF814 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF814, as amended.

Kevin Goodno, Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation;
Jim Clapper, Parent;
Don Priebe, CEO, Homeward Bound.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF814, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 a.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF873 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
  • HF696 (Baker) - Adult foster care licensing provisions modified, individualized home supports added to home and community-based services, home and community-based services setting and licensing requirements modified, planning and case management requirements modified, and child foster care background studies modified.
  • HF814 (Schomacker) - Disability waiver service rate system modified.
  • HF851 (McDonald) - Self-advocacy services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF921 (Kiel) - Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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00:50 - HF696 (Baker) Individualized home supports added to home and community-based services, planning and case management requirements modified, and child foster care background studies modified.
17:45 - HF851 (McDonald) Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
44:29 - HF921 (Kiel) Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.
51:57 - HF873 (Hamilton) Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
1:24:46 - HF814 (Schomacker) Disability waiver rate system modified.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.