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Health and Human Services Reform

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 23, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 8:19 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
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


Members excused: ALLEN, Susan.

Testimony was heard regarding HF986 (Bennett).

George Henderickson, foster parent, Executive Director, Kindred Family Focus;
Gregory VanLeer Sr., foster parent, St. David’s Center;
Ed Marotske, Foster Alumni MN;
Taylor Van Denburgh, citizen testifier, Oak Grove, MN.

A quorum was present at 8:27 a.m.

Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 8:39 a.m.

Representative McDonald moved to approve the minutes from February 21, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF987 (Bennett) Social services agencies required to provide foster care or other services to individuals reentiering foster care after 18 years of age.

Representative Schomacker moved HF987 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF987, as amended.

Mary Regan, Executive Director, AspireMN;
Joan Riebel, Executive Director, Family Alternatives;
Gregory VanLeer, citizen testifier;
Rochelle Westlund, Association of Minnesota Counties.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF987, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1412 (Pierson) Program to support adoptive, foster, and kinship families design and implementation required; and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1412 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1412.

Mary Boo, Executive Director, North American Council on Adoptable Children;
Julie Martindale, adoptive parent, Elk River, MN.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1412 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF733 (Haley) Nurse practices act modified, and licensure requirements for advanced practice registered nurses clarified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF733 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testimony was heard regarding HF733.

Shirley Brekken, MS, RN, FAAN, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF733 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF643 (Peterson) Title protection and grounds for disciplinary action clarified, and technical changes made.

Representative Peterson moved HF643 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety.

Representative Peterson moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF643, as amended.

Ruth Martinez, MA, Executive Director, MN Board of Medical Practice.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion that HF643, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schomacker recessed the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

Chair Schomacker reconvened the meeting at 7:53 p.m.

HF526 (Zerwas) Occupational therapy practice board created.

Representative Albright moved HF526 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Testimony was heard regarding HF526.

Peggy Brandenburg Mueller, Vice President, Minnesota Occupational Therapy
Association.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF526 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1110 (West) Waiver of examination dental assisting licensure, and allied dental professional restorative functions clarified; and technical changes made.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1110 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1110.

Bridgett Anderson, LDA, MBA, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1110 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.





Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF986 (Bennett) - Liability insurance coverage expanded for licensed foster home providers.
  • HF987 (Bennett) - Social service agencies required to provide foster care or other services to individuals reentering foster care after 18 years of age.
  • HF733 (Haley) - Nurse Practices Act modified, and licensure requirements for advanced practice registered nurses clarified.
  • HF643 (Peterson) - Title protection and grounds for disciplinary action clarified, and technical changes made.
  • HF1110 (West) - Waiver of examination, dental assisting licensure, and allied dental professional restorative functions clarified; and technical changes made.
  • HF526 (Zerwas) - Occupational Therapy Practice Board created.
  • HF1412 (House author not found.) - Program to support adoptive, foster, and kinship families design and implementation required; and money appropriated.