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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 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
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

Members excused: FLANAGAN, Peggy, and FREIBERG, Mike

A quorum was present at 8:25 a.m.

Representative Schomacker officially called the meeting to order at 8:25 a.m.

HF1188 (Bahr, C.) Group residential housing funding modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1188 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A17-0212 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1188, as amended.

George Borrell, Manager, Planning & Operations Support Services, Community Social Services and Behavioral Health, Anoka County.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1188, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1384 (Pierson) Olmsted County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1384 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1384.

Tim Walsh, Vice President, Minnesota Teen Challenge;
Lindsey French, client, Minnesota Teen Challenge;
Victoria Liebl, client, Minnesota Teen Challenge.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1384 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF885 (Metsa) Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.

Representative Schomacker moved HF885 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF885.

Shelly Holmes, Lotus Corporation, Katherine’s House;
Cindy Brown, client, Katherine’s House.

Danyell Punelli, House Research, Minnesota House of Representatives, answered questions of the committee.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF885 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1522 (Allen) Group residential housing beds increased.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1522 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1522.

Chuck Peterson, Executive Director, Clare Housing;
Kristine Davis, Housing Supports Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1522 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF919 (Peterson) Autism early intensive intervention benefit provision modified.

Representative Peterson moved HF919 be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF919, as amended.

Alex Bartolic, Director, Disability Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion that HF919, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1445 (Lohmer) Budget methodology exception established for persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings, consumer-directed community supports budget methodology modified, and reports required.

Representative Lohmer moved HF1445 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1445.

Deborah Bailey, CADI client;
Steve Larson, The Arc Minnesota.

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion that HF1445 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1386 (Albright) Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.

Representative Albright moved HF1386 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.



Testimony was heard regarding HF1386.

Tom Weaver, President, CEO, Achieve Services.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1386 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1239 (Albright) New employment services established under the home and community-based services waivers.

Representative Albright moved HF1239 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1239.

Lynn Noren, Rise;
Megan Zeilinger, Dakota County.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1239 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker called the meeting to recess at 9:51 a.m.

Representative Schomacker re-convened the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

HF481 (Kiel) Personal care assistance program modified.

Representative Kiel moved HF481 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 HF481, as amended.

Jeff Bangsberg, advocate;
Carla Friese, Complex PCA recipient;
Don Bania, Complex PCA recipient.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF481, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1260 (Cornish) Medical assistance coverage expanded to community-based service coordination in jails.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1260 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1260, as amended.

Phil Claussen, Director, Blue Earth County Human Services;
Angela Youngerberg, Director, Business Operations, Blue Earth County Human Services.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1260, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF846 (Albright) Unlocking opportunities grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Albright moved HF846 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony was heard regarding HF846.

Eric Adams, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF846 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1804 (Albright) Group residential housing eligibility modified.

Representative Albright moved HF1804 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 HF1804, as amended.

Anni Simons, Mental Health Providers Association of Minnesota.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF1804, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2304 (Franson) Handheld portable x-ray system use in facilities authorized.

Representative Franson moved HF2304 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Franson moved the DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Franson moved the oral amendment to the DE1-1 amendment: “Page 2, line 15, delete everything after “4.” and insert “Compliance with rules. A registrant using handheld dental x-ray equipment shall otherwise comply with Minnesota Rules, chapter 4732.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF2304, as amended.

Scott Hadden;
Melissa Finnegan, Director, Legislative Relations, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Representative Franson renewed her motion that HF2304, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1730 (Dean) Prescribed pediatric extended care center licensure provided, fees set, rulemaking authorized, criminal penalties provided, and data classified.

Representative Dean moved HF1730 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Dean moved the DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF1730, as amended.

Cameo Zehnder, Pediatric Home Service.

Representative Dean renewed his motion that HF1730, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.





HF1406 (Zerwas) Anoka County; group residential housing provider supplemental rate established.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1406 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 HF1406, as amended.

Julie Jeppson, Development Director, Stepping Stone Emergency Housing.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1406, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF464 (Zerwas) Certified paraprofessionals authorized to provide home care, federal approval for reimbursement of certified paraprofessionals who provide home care services sought, and procedure codes for reimbursement of certified paraprofessionals required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF464 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE1-2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF464, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2177 (Zerwas) Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants added to certain statutes.

Representative Schomacker moved HF2177 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment: “Page 3, delete section 4; Pages 8 to 9, delete sections 10 and 11; and Page 16, delete section 16.” THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony was heard regarding HF2177, as amended.

Brian Goodroad, Nurse Practitioner, Hennepin County Medical Center.

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF2177, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved to reconsider HF1730, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved that HF1730, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1993 (Hamilton) Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act provisions modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF1993 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

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

Testimony was heard regarding HF1993, as amended.

Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health.



Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF1993, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.








Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Emily Richter, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1188 (Bahr) - Group residential housing funding modified.
  • HF1384 (House author not found.) - Olmsted County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.
  • HF1406 (Zerwas) - Anoka County; group residential housing provider supplemental rate established.
  • HF885 (Metsa) - Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.
  • HF1260 (Cornish) - Medical assistance coverage expanded to postarrest community-based service coordination.
  • HF919 (Peterson) - Autism early intensive intervention benefit provisions modified.
  • HF1522 (Allen) - Group residential housing beds increased.
  • HF1730 (Dean) - Prescribed pediatric extended care center licensure provided, and fees set.
  • HF1445 (Lohmer) - Budget methodology exception established for persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings, consumer-directed community supports budget methodology modified, and reports required.
  • HF1386 (Albright) - Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.
  • HF1804 (Albright) - Group residential housing eligibility modified.
  • HF1239 (Albright) - New employment services established under the home and community-based services waivers.
  • HF846 (Albright) - Unlocking opportunities grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2304 (Franson) - Handheld portable x-ray system use in facilities authorized.
  • HF481 (Kiel) - Personal care assistance program modified.
  • HF464 (Zerwas) - Home care nursing workforce shortage study working group created, and report required.
  • HF2177 (Zerwas) - Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants added to certain statutes.
  • HF1993 (Hamilton) - Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act provisions modified.
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HF1188 (Bahr) Group residential housing funding modified.
05:24 - HF1384 (Pierson) Olmstead County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.
13:06 - HF885 (Metsa) Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.
39:44 - HF1522 (Allen) Group residential housing beds increased.
49:27 - HF919 (Peterson) Autism early intensive intervention benefit provisions modified.
56:26 - HF1445 (Lohmer) Budget methodology exception established for persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings, consumer-directed community supports budget methodology modified, and reports required.
1:06:32 - HF1386 (Albright) Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.
1:16:32 - HF1239 (Albright) New employment services established under the home and community-based services waivers.
The committee recessed.
Video coverage of the reconvening is not available.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


BILLS ADDED:

HF464 (Zerwas)
HF1993 (Hamilton)
HF2177 (Zerwas)