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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 15, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 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
FLANAGAN, Peggy
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: HALVERSON, Laurie.

Representative Kresha moved to approve the minutes from March 13, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3287 - (Whelan): Lodging facility employees required to be trained to recognize sex trafficking.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3287 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE2 amendment.

Representative Whelan testified regarding the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Whelan testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Lori Paul, Communications and Development Specialist at Breaking Free, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Cynthia Terlouw, Terebinth Refuge Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Jessica Bartholomew, Founder and Lead Training Facilitator at A.C.T. United of Carver County, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Beth Holger-Ambrose, Executive Director for The Link, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Cory and Pam Biladeau, Owners and Operators of Corban Manor Inn, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Tony Kwillas, Minnesota Hospitality Association, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Steven Diaz, Minnesota Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Erik Fadden, Plymouth Police Department Proactive Policing Sergeant, testified regarding HF 3287, as amended.

Representative Kresha requested a roll call vote on HF 3287, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3287, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Kresha renewed their request for a roll call vote on HF 3287, as amended.

Ayes

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

On a vote of 20 AYES, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3132 - (Zerwas): Audit to identify third-party liability related to Minnesota health care programs required, and human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for third-party recovery.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3132 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3132.

Louis DeLong, Co-Founder and Sales Director of Cornerstone Medicaid Solutions, Inc, testified regarding HF 3132.

Matt Burdick, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3132.

Britt Graupner, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3132.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3132 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3134 - (Backer): Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3134 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

Representative Backer testified regarding HF 3134, as amended.

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of NAMI Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3134, as amended.

Jamie Halpern, MACSSA testified regarding HF 3134, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3134, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3133 - (Koznick): Stable housing and support services for youth grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3133 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Koznick testified regarding HF 3133.

Tamara Stark, Tubman Center Director of Youth and Family Services, testified regarding HF 3133.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3133 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2389 - (Gruenhagen): Acupuncture use for pain relief to reduce opioid prescriptions established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF 2389 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the DE2 amendment.

Representative Gruenhagen testified regarding the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen testified regarding HF 2389, as amended.

Dr. Valerie Overby, President of Minnesota Acupuncture Association, testified regarding HF 2389, as amended.

Dr. John Blaska, Legislative Chair Minnesota Acupuncture Association, testified regarding HF 2389, as amended.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed their motion that HF 2389, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 9:58 a.m.

The committee reconvened at 6:35 p.m.

HF 1403 - (Kiel): Alcohol and drug counselors added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program.

Representative Kiel moved HF 1403 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Dave Hartford, MARCH President, testified regarding HF 1403.

Elisabeth Klarqvist, House Research, testified regarding HF 1403.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 1403 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF 2653 - (Fenton): Human herpesvirus cytomegalovirus information made available.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 2653 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF 2653.

Dr. Mark Schleiss, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, testified regarding HF 2653.

Leah Hendrickson, mother of Vivian’s Law’s namesake, testified regarding HF 2653.

Abby Stahowiak testified regarding HS 2653.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 2653 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2911 - (Loonan): Adult foster care and community residential setting license capacity modified, and home and community-based services plan review and evaluation and intervention services modified.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 2911 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1-1 amendment.

Representative Loonan testified regarding the A1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker offered the oral amendment to “Page 5, line 30 before the semicolon insert from a supervisor who meets the qualifications in this subdivision.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan testified HF 2911, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 2911, as amended be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3024 - (Dean): Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3024 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Representative Dean testified regarding HF 3024.

Eric Slendee, testified regarding HF 3024.

Representative Dean renewed their motion that HF 3024 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3012 - (Peterson): Prescription medication payment modified.

Representative Peterson moved that HF 3012 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Representative Peterson testified regarding HF 3012.

Abby Stoddard, Prime Therapeutics, testified regarding HF 3012.

Eric Slendee, testified regarding HF 3012.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 3012 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3195 - (Albright): Council of Health Boards required to study and make recommendations on increasing access to clinical experiences through the use of technology.

Representative Albright moved that HF 3195 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Albright moved the DE2 amendment.

Representative Albright testified regarding the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright testified regarding HF 3195, as amended.

Kari Rechtzigel, Board of Behavioral Health Therapy Executive Director and Chair of the Council of Health Boards, testified regarding HF 3195, as amended.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF 3195, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3432 - (Albright): Mental health provider provisions modified.

Representative Albright moved that HF 3432 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Albright moved the A2 amendment.

Representative Albright testified regarding the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright testified regarding HF 3432, as amended.

Abigail Vavra, Compliance Officer at Fraser, testified regarding HF 3432, as amended.

Anni Simons, Mental Health Providers Association of Minnesota , testified regarding HF 3432, as amended.

Representative Albright offered the oral amendment “Strike Section 9 of Page 19.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved that HF 3432, as amended be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3448 - (Quam): Isolation and quarantine provisions changed.

Representative Quam moved that HF 3448 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Kris Ehresmann, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3448.

Representative Quam testified regarding HF 3448.

Representative Quam renewed their motion that HF 3448 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3534 - (Dean): Opioid reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Dean moved that HF 3534 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Dean testified regarding HF 3534.

Peter Carlson, North Memorial Hospital, testified regarding HF 3534.

Representative Dean renewed their motion that HF 3534 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3055 - (Kiel): Elderly waiver language recodified, and technical corrections made.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 3055 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel moved the A2-1 amendment.

Representative Kiel testified regarding the A2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Danyell Punelli, House Research, testified regarding 3055, as amended.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3055, as amended.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3055, as amended be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3308 - (Kiel): Older and vulnerable adult protections provided, health care and home care bills of rights modified, regulation of home care providers modified, maltreatment reporting requirements modified, working groups established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 3308 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Kiel moved the A2-1 amendment.

Representative Kiel testified regarding the A2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Ron Elwood, Legal Services Advocacy Project Supervising Attorney, testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Patti Cullen, President & CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Gayle Kvenvold, CEO of Leading Age Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Christin Bakke, CEO of Madonna Living Community in Rochester, testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Gail Sheridan, Tealwood Senior Living, Chief Clinical Officer, testified regarding HF 3308, as amended.

Representative Olson moved the A3-1 amendment.

Representative Olson testified regarding the A3-1 amendment.

Dan Pollock, Department of Health, testified regarding the A3-1 amendment.

Representative Kiel testified regarding the A3-1 amendment.

Representative Olson withdrew the A3-1 amendment.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3308, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3296 - (Kiel): Crimes against vulnerable adults working group established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 3296 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3296.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3296 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2741 - (Quam): Report to legislature required on medical assistance, long-term services and supports, and other public assistance program applications.

Representative Quam moved that HF 2741 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Quam testified regarding HF 2741.

Representative Quam renewed their motion that HF 2741 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker moved to take HF 1440 from the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1440 – (Baker): Opiate stewardship program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Baker moved that HF 1440 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Baker moved the DE4-2_3 amendment.

Representative Baker testified regarding the DE4-2_3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Dan Pollock, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 1440, as amended.

Claire Wilson, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 1440, as amended.

Representative Baker moved that HF 1440, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 10:31 p.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant










More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3287 (Whelan) - Lodging facility employees required to be trained to recognize sex trafficking.
  • HF3133 (Koznick) - Stable housing and support services for youth grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3134 (Backer) - Children's residential treatment payment provisions effective date amended, and children's mental health report and recommendations deadline extended.
  • HF3448 (Quam) - Isolation and quarantine provisions changed.
  • HF3012 (Peterson) - Prescription medication payment modified.
  • HF2389 (Gruenhagen) - Alternative pain management pilot program established, and evaluation of pilot program required.
  • HF1403 (Kiel) - Alcohol and drug counselors added to the health professional education loan forgiveness program.
  • HF2653 (Fenton) - Human herpesvirus cytomegalovirus information made available.
  • HF3197 (Runbeck) - Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) modified to require an assessment of need for parenting skills training.
  • HF3132 (Zerwas) - Audit to identify third-party liability related to Minnesota health care programs required, and human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for third-party recovery.
  • HF3024 (Dean) - Health plan company prohibited from contractually preventing a pharmacist from informing a patient of a price differential, and standard for prescription cost to consumers established.
  • HF3534 (Dean) - Opioid reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3055 (Kiel) - Elderly waiver language recodified, and technical corrections made.
  • HF3308 (Kiel) - Older and vulnerable adult protections provided, health care and home care bills of rights modified, regulation of home care providers modified, correction order provisions modified, training and operations panel within the Office of Health Facility Complaints established, vulnerable adult maltreatment reporting requirements modified, working groups established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3296 (Kiel) - Vulnerable adults and reporting maltreatment statutory provisions modified.
  • HF2911 (Loonan) - Adult foster care and community residential setting license capacity modified, and home and community-based services governing provisions modified.
  • HF2741 (Quam) - Report to legislature required on medical assistance, long-term services and supports, and other public assistance program applications.
  • HF3432 (Albright) - Mental health provider provisions modified.
  • HF3195 (Albright) - Council of Health Boards required to study and make recommendations on increasing access to clinical experiences through the use of technology, and money appropriated.
  • HF1440 (Baker) - Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established; opioid addiction prevention and treatment account established; substance use disorder treatment provider requirements modified; opioid addiction prevention, education, research, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.

If you or someone you know would like to testify, please contact Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant, at Khayree.Duckett@house.mn

Bills on the agenda are not listed in the order they will be heard.

Additional bills may be added.

Thank you!