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Health and Human Services Reform

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 Tuesday, February 28, 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 Albright moved to approve the minutes from February 23, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1371 (Peterson) Hospital construction moratorium exception for a juvenile psychiatric hospital authorized.

Representative Peterson moved HF1371 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1371, as amended.

Joel Obserstar, M.D., CEO, PrairieCare;
Stefan Gildemeister, Director, Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion that HF1371, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1229 (Pierson) Ombudsman for mental Health and Developmental Disabilities definitions and duties modified, and Ombudsman Committee modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1229 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1229, as amended.

Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities;
Shannah Mulvihill, Executive Director, Mental Health Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1229, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1186 (Pierson) Mental health service provisions modified, and mental health practitioner definition modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1186 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1186, as amended.

Kirsten Anderson, AspireMN;
Heather McMoore, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota;
Trisha Stark, PhD., Minnesota Psychological Association;
Steve Girardeau, President, Minnesota Psychological Association.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1186, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1258 (Heintzeman) Mental health clinics and centers payment rates modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1258 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1258.

Brian Nystrom, Nystrom & Associates;
Steve Girardeau, President, Minnesota Psychological Association.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1258 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1404 (Baker) First psychiatric episode treatment and services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker moved HF1404 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.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the gavel at 9:23 a.m.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1404, as amended.

Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota;
Nancy Howe, NAMI Minnesota;
Laura Pientka, student, University of Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker assumed the gavel at 9:33 a.m.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF1404, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1177 (Baker) Children’s mental health collaboratives funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker moved HF1177 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1177.

Rebecca Romosz, citizen testifier;
Rochelle Peterson, Executive Director, PACT for Families.


Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF1177 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schomacker recessed the meeting at 9:53 a.m.

Chair Schomacker reconvened the meeting at 6:07 p.m. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

HF1282 (Kiel) Licensed psychologist licensure requirements clarified, and language updated.

Representative Kiel moved HF1282 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1282, as amended.

Robin McLeod, M.D., President, Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury;
Angelina Barnes, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Psychology.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF1282, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF490 (Lien) Moorhead; nursing facility operating payment rate modified.

Representative Schomacker moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF490 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Ben Lien testified on HF490.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that the subcommittee report on HF490 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF803 (Baker) Senior care workforce innovation grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker moved HF803 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF803.

Erin Buie, Director of Government Affairs, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota.

Representative Baker renewed his motion that HF803 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF945 (Dean) Nursing facility payment system obsolete cross-references corrected.

Representative Dean moved HF945 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker testified on HF945.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF945 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF941 (Poppe) Caregiver support programs and services provisions modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF941 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Jeanne Poppe testified on HF941.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF941 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF942 (Poppe) Essential community supports modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF942 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Jeanne Poppe testified on HF942.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF942 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF827 (Zerwas) Limitation on notice of release or discharge specified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF827 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

Claudia Brewington, Ramsey County, testified regarding HF827.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF827 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF804 (Kiel) Health professional loan forgiveness program and employee scholarship modified, administration of medications by licensed personnel authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiel moved the Aging and Long-term Care Subcommittee report on HF804 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding the subcommittee report on HF804.

Erin Buie, Director of Government Affairs, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that the subcommittee report on HF804 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the gavel at 6:37 p.m.

HF500 (Schomacker) Nursing Facility payment system policy and technical changes made, and report required.

Representative Schomacker moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF500 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding the subcommittee report on HF500.

Todd Bergstrom, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that the subcommittee report on HF500 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF823 (Schomacker) Elderly Waiver program reformed, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF823 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.


Testimony was heard regarding the subcommittee report on HF823.

Todd Bergstrom, Care Providers of Minnesota;
Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that the subcommittee report on HF823 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF582 (Schomacker) Health professionals who may be employed by supplemental nursing service agencies overseen by the commissioner of health modified.

Representative Schomacker moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF582 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding the subcommittee report on HF582.

Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota;
Kim Brenne, Audit Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that the subcommittee report on HF582 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1353 (Schomacker) Obsolete nursing facility cross-references corrected.

Representative Schomacker moved the Aging and Long-term Care Policy Subcommittee report on HF1353 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A4 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that the subcommittee report on HF1353, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker assumed the gavel at 7:11 p.m.

HF1194 (Albright) Mental health service provisions modified, reimbursement for institutions of mental disease for children provided, and comprehensive analysis and report required on intensive mental health services for children.

Representative Albright moved HF1194 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1194.

Jamie Halpern, Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators;
Keith Kozerski, Senior Director of Children and Family Services, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1194 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1195 (Albright) Psychiatric residential treatment facilities for persons younger than 21 criteria established.

Representative Albright moved HF1195 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

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

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1195, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1139 (Kiel) Assisted outpatient mental health treatment provided with mandatory weekly patient reporting to treatment provider.

Representative Kiel moved HF1139 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1139, as amended.

Doug Reuter, former Minnesota State Representative;
Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota;
Rochelle Westlund, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties;
Kristin Loncorich, Director, State Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association;
Shannah Mulvihill, Executive Director, Mental Health Minnesota.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF1139, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.






Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1371 (Peterson) - Hospital construction moratorium exception for a juvenile psychiatric hospital authorized.
  • HF1404 (Baker) - First psychiatric episode treatment and services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1177 (Baker) - Children's mental health collaboratives funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1194 (Albright) - Mental health service provisions modified, reimbursement for institutions of mental disease for children provided, and comprehensive analysis and report required on intensive mental health services for children.
  • HF1195 (Albright) - Psychiatric residential treatment facilities for persons younger than 21 criteria established.
  • HF1139 (Kiel) - Assisted outpatient treatment required for persons who are mentally ill.
  • HF1229 (House author not found.) - Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities definitions and duties modified, and Ombudsman Committee modified.
  • HF1186 (House author not found.) - Mental health service provisions modified, mental health practitioner definition modified, and certified peer specialist certification requirements modified.
  • HF1258 (Heintzeman) - Mental health clinics and centers payment rates modified.
  • HF1282 (Kiel) - Licensed psychologist licensure requirements clarified, and language updated.
  • HF827 (Zerwas) - Limitation on notice of release or discharge specified.
  • HF945 (Dean) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
  • HF490 (Lien) - Moorhead; nursing facility operating payment rate modified.
  • HF500 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility payment system policy and technical changes made, and report required.
  • HF582 (Schomacker) - Health professionals who may be employed by supplemental nursing service agencies overseen by the health commissioner modified, and nursing home and nursing facility costs governing provisions modified.
  • HF823 (Schomacker) - Elderly waiver program reformed, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1353 (Schomacker) - Obsolete nursing facility cross-references corrected.
  • HF941 (Poppe) - Caregiver support programs and services provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF942 (Poppe) - Essential community supports modified.
  • HF803 (Baker) - Senior care workforce innovation grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF804 (Kiel) - Health professional loan forgiveness program and employee scholarship program modified, and money appropriated.