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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 21, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 8:22 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 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
FLANAGAN, Peggy
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

Representative Kiel moved to approve the minutes from February 16, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF770 (Baker) Direct injectable drug medical assistance reimbursement provisions modified.

Testimony was heard regarding HF770.

Dr. Chris Johnson, Emergency Physician;
Dr. Kurt DeVine, Morris County Opioid Group.

Representative Baker moved HF770 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Baker moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony continued regarding HF770, as amended.

Bob Rohret, Executive Director, MARRCH;
Deb Profont, Alkermes;
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy;
Julie Marquardt, Director of Purchasing and Service Delivery, DHS;
Waleed Abdallah, Alkermes.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF770, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1134 (Baker) Dispensed prescriptions additional information required.

Representative Baker moved HF1134 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Baker moved the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.





Testimony was heard regarding HF1134, as amended.

Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy;
Cindy Woldstad, citizen testifier.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF1134, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schomacker recessed the meeting at 9:59 a.m.

Chair Schomacker reconvened the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

HF397 (Loonan) Practice of dentistry exemption created for dental students.

Representative Schomacker moved HF397 be re-referred to the General Register.

Testimony was heard regarding HF397.

Doug Jaeger, CEO, Open Door Health Center.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF397 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF345 (Zerwas) Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.

Representative Schomacker moved HF345 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Testimony was heard regarding HF345.

Dr. Victor Sandler, Medical Director, Fairview;
Connie Kasella, colon cancer survivor, Lake Elmo, MN.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF345 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1269 (Zerwas) 340B drug identification and report process development required, alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics established, allowable costs for change of scope of services clarified, and federally qualified health centers permitted to submit claims for payment directly to human services commissioner.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1269 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1269, as amended.

Jonathan Watson, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers;
James Platten, CEO, Open Cities Health Center.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1269, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF959 (Dean) Medical faculty license made permanent.

Representative Dean moved HF959 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dean moved the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF959, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF711 (McDonald) Federally qualified health center and rural health clinic reimbursement option provided for dual eligible, health center subsidies provided, and money appropriated.

Representative McDonald moved HF711 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF711.

Jonathan Watson, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers;
James Platten, CEO, Open Cities Health Center.

Representative McDonald renewed his motion that HF711 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF262 (Kiel) Alzheimer’s disease working group extended.

Representative Kiel moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF262 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Testimony was heard regarding the subcommittee report on HF262.

Beth McMullen, Vice President, Government Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that the subcommittee report on HF262 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF629 (Rarick) Claims against estates provisions under medical assistance modified.
Representative Schomacker moved HF629 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.

Representative Rarick testified on HF629, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF629, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finances. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF630 (Rarick) Child out-of-home placement cost aid under the Indian Child Welfare Act provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF630 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF630.

Becky Foss, Director, Pine County Health and Human Services;
Rochelle Westlund, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties;
John Ongaro, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, St. Louis County;
Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner for Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF630 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1135 (Baker) Dispensed prescriptions additional information required.

Representative Baker moved HF1135 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Baker moved the A1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Baker moved to orally amend HF1135: Page 1, line 8, delete “plan” and insert “plain”. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1135, as amended.

Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy;
David Thorson, MD, Minnesota Medical Association;
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF1135, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1137 (Baker) Minnesota prescription monitoring program patient review required.

Representative Baker moved HF1137 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Baker moved the A1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1137, as amended.

David Thorson, MD, Minnesota Medical Association;
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom;
John Rouleau, citizen testifier;
Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF1137, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 p.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF770 (Baker) - Direct injectable drug medical assistance reimbursement provisions modified.
  • HF1134 (Baker) - Prescription drug order filling time limited for opioid drugs.
  • HF1135 (Baker) - Dispensed prescriptions additional information required.
  • HF1137 (Baker) - Minnesota prescription monitoring program patient review required.
  • HF959 (Dean) - Medical faculty license made permanent, and money appropriated.
  • HF345 (Zerwas) - Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.
  • HF629 (Rarick) - Claims against estates provisions under medical assistance modified.
  • HF630 (Rarick) - Child out-of-home placement cost aid under the Indian Child Welfare Act provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF711 (McDonald) - Federally qualified health center and rural health clinic reimbursement option provided for dual eligibles, health center subsidies provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF397 (Loonan) - Practice of dentistry exemption created for dental students.
  • HF1269 (Zerwas) - 340B drug identification and report process development required, alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics established, allowable costs for change of scope of services clarified, and federally qualified health centers permitted to submit claims for payment directly to human services commissioner.
  • HF262 (Kiel) - Alzheimer's disease working group extended, and money appropriated.
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00:30 - Discussion of opioid crisis issues.
38:10 - HF770 (Baker) Direct injectable drug medical assistance reimbursement provisions modified.
1:23:35 - HF1134 (Baker) Prescription drug order filling time limited for opioid drugs.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.