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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 20, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 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
HALVERSON, Laurie
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MUNSON, Jeremy
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: MORAN, Rena

Representative Theis moved to approve the minutes from March 15, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3194 - (Whelan): Physicians required to allow viewing of ultrasound imaging prior to an abortion.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3194 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Whelan testified regarding HF 3194.

Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, testified regarding HF 3194.

Dr. Erin Stevens, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, testified regarding HF 3194.

Andrea Ledger, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3194.

Timothy Nolan, St. Paul, Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3194.

Representative Lohmer requested a roll call vote on HF 3194.

Elisabeth Klarqvist, House Research, testified regarding HF 3194.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3194 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Lohmer renewed their request for a roll call vote on HF 3194.

Ayes

SCHOMACKER, Joe
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
FRANSON, Mary
KIEL, Deb
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MUNSON, Jeremy
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama

Nays
LIEBLING, Tina
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
KOEGEL, Erin
OLSON, Liz


On a vote of 11 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3017 - (O'Neill): Sexual assault examination kit procedure established.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3017 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 amendment.

Representative O’Neill testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Neill testified regarding HF 3017, as amended.

Elisabeth Klarqvist testified regarding HF 3017, as amended.

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment “Page 3, Line 6, delete everything after the period. Page 3, Line 7, delete everything before ‘restricted.’ Page 3, delete Lines 9-13. Page 3, Line 14, delete ‘5’ and insert ‘4.’”

Carolyn Palmer, St. Paul, Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3017, as amended.

Dr. Erin Stevens testified regarding HF 3017, as amended.

Representative O’Neill testified regarding the oral amendment. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

MaryAnn Padua, Bloomington, Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3017, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3017, as amended be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3290 - (Pugh): Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans modified.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3290 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Pugh testified regarding HF 3290.

Lloyd Ballinger, Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans Commissioner, testified regarding HF 3290.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3290 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3204 - (Peterson): Breast cancer screening procedure coverage required.

Representative Peterson moved HF 3204 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Peterson testified regarding HF 3204.

Lisa Hills, Minnesota Newspaper Association Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3204.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 3204 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 822 - (Franson): Minnesota Athletic Trainers Act modified.

Representative Franson moved HF 822 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Franson moved the DE2 amendment.

Representative Franson testified regarding the DE2 amendment.

Amy Hamilton, TRIA Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Program Manager, testified regarding the DE2 amendment.

Amy Brugge, Minnesota Athletic Trainers’ Association, testified regarding the DE2 amendment.

Kathleen Picard, Minnesota Physical Therapy Association, testified regarding the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Franson testified regarding HF 822, as amended.

Representative Franson renewed their motion that HF 822, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 972 - (Johnson): Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination, and rulemaking required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 972 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE1 amendment.

Representative Johnson testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Deeann and Bailey Johnson, Courtland, Minnesota, testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association, testified regarding the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson testified regarding HF 972, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 972, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 9:57 a.m.

The committee reconvened at 5:36 p.m.





HF 1122 - (Albright): Speech-language pathology assistant registration system established, and registration fees set.

Representative Albright moved HF 1122 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Albright moved the DE1-1 amendment.

Representative Albright moved the oral amendment “replace ‘July 1, 2018’ with ‘January 1, 2019’ at every instance in effective date provisions and at Page 4, Lines 6,7, and 8; Page 4, Line 24; and Page 4, Line 28.”

Representative Albright testified regarding the oral amendment to the DE1 amendment.

Lori Murdock, Freshwater Education District Director of Special Education, testified regarding the oral amendment to the DE1 amendment.

Nancy Thul, Speech Language Pathologist & Alexandria Technical and Community College Program Director, testified regarding the oral amendment to the DE1 amendment.

Elisabeth Klarqvist, House Research, testified regarding the oral amendment to the DE1 amendment. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright testified regarding HF 1122, as amended.

Representative Albright renewed their motion that HF 1122, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2962 - (Peterson): Pharmacists authorized to prescribe tobacco and nicotine cessation products, opiate antagonists, and travel medications.

Representative Peterson moved HF 2962 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Peterson moved the A3 amendment.

Representative Peterson testified regarding the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson testified regarding HF 2962, as amended.

Dr. Brian Sick, University of Minnesota, testified regarding HF 2962, as amended.

Jill Strykouski, Plymouth, Minnesota, testified regarding HF 2962, as amended.

Dave Renner, Minnesota Medical Association, testified regarding HF 2962, as amended.

Dr. Cody Wiberg, Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, testified regarding HF 2962, as amended.

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment “Page 3, Line 24, strike the second ‘and.’” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 2962, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the chair at 6:42 p.m.

HF 3735 - (Franson): Wells and borings licensure and registration requirements modified, and health commissioner directed to amend rules.

Representative Franson moved HF 3735 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Franson testified regarding HF 3735.

Bruce Klevlen testified regarding HF 3735.

David Henrich testified regarding HF 3735.

Chris Elvrum, Minnesota Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3735.

Representative Franson renewed their motion that HF 3735 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2753 - (Kiel): Board of Medical Practice authorized to issue a limited license to practice medicine in rural or underserved communities for international medical graduates.

Representative Kiel moved HF 2753 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 2753.

Dr. Brenda McGuire, USA Ready Physicians, testified regarding HF 2753.

Dr. Mimi Oo, USA Ready Physicians, testified regarding HF 2753.

Ruth Martinez, Board of Medical Practice Executive Director, testified regarding HF 2753.

Tom Lehman, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, testified regarding HF 2753.

Gary Steffens, USA Ready Physicians, testified regarding HF 2753.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 2753 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3056 - (Kiel): Licensed physical therapists authorized to provide a medical statement for parking privileges for physically disabled persons.

Representative Kiel moved HF 3056 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3056.

Kathleen Picard, Minnesota Physical Therapy Association, testified regarding HF 3056.

Representative Schomacker assumed the chair at 7:21 p.m.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3056 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

XHF 1025 - (Kiel): Cremator operator qualifications established, and health commissioner duties modified.

Representative Kiel moved HF 1025 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel moved the DE1-1 amendment.

Representative Kiel testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment.

Joe Sellwood, Minnesota Funeral Directors’ Association, testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment.

Paul Maher, Cremation & Trade Services owner and licensed mortician, testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment.

Carrie McGhee, Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory and licensed mortician, testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment.

Robert Archibald, licensed mortician, testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment.

Kathryn, Department of Health, testified regarding the DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 1025, as amended be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3171 - (Kiel): Health commissioner required to convene the older adult social isolation working group, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kiel moved HF 3171 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3171.

Mary Lenard, Executive Director of Giving Voice, testified regarding HF 3171.

Angela Lunde, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, testified regarding HF 3171.

James Falvey, Executive Director of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, testified regarding HF 3171.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3171 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3612 - (Fenton): Federal SNAP waiver data review required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3612 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF 3612.

Jessica Webster, Legal Aid Staff Attorney, testified regarding HF 3612.

Colleen Moriarty, Hunger Solutions Minnesota Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3612.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3612 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3722 - (Fenton): Work and community engagement requirement for medical assistance enrollees federal waiver required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3722 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF 3722.

Randall Chun, House Research, testified regarding HF 3722.

Abdul Kamara testified regarding HF 3722.

Shannon Alford, Foundation for Government Accountability, testified regarding HF 3722.

Mary Mayhew, Opportunity Solutions Project Senior Fellow, testified regarding HF 3722.

Jason Flohrs, Americans for Prosperity Minnesota State Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Jinny Palen, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Bharti Wahi, Children’s Defense Fund-MN Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Jeff Nachbar, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Public Policy Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Dan Qwillin, ISAIAH, testified regarding HF 3722.

Anne Hurt, Hennepin Healthcare, testified regarding HF 3722.

Susie Emmert Schatz, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Senior Director of Advocacy, testified regarding HF 3722.

Patrick Ness, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Public Policy Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Dana Bacon, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Central Region Director of Government Affairs, testified regarding HF 3722.

Sheyla Jensen-Boyes, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, testified regarding HF 3722.

Linda Higgins, Hennepin County Commissioner & Association of Minnesota Counties Health and Human Services Policy Committee Chair, testified regarding HF 3722.

Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Sarah Orange, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Budget Project Policy Advocate, testified regarding HF 3722.

Anne Quincy, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis Supervising Attorney, testified regarding HF 3722.

Daniel Ackert, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers Director of Public Policy, testified regarding HF 3722.

Dr. Chris Reif, MD, Community University Health Care Center, testified regarding HF 3722.

Kaade Wallace, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis Policy & Public Affairs Manager, testified regarding HF 3722.

Miranda Boyd, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, testified regarding HF 3722.

Deb Howze, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3722.

Annie Krisnik, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, testified regarding HF 3722.

The committee recessed at 10:06 p.m.

The committee reconvened at 10:16 p.m.

Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society Minnesota Government Relations Director, testified regarding HF 3722.

Monica Nelson testified regarding HF 3722.

Chris Conry, TakeAction Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3722.

Gene Martinez, The Arc Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3722.

Noah Court testified regarding HF 3722.

Rita Weirsma, CEO of Community Involvement Programs, testified regarding HF 3722.

Matt Touren, Minnesota AIDS Project, testified regarding HF 3722.

Representative Liebling requested a roll call vote on HF 3722.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3722 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.
Representative Liebling renewed their request for a roll call vote on HF 3722.

Ayes

SCHOMACKER, Joe
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAKER, Dave
DEAN, Matt
FRANSON, Mary
KIEL, Deb
KRESHA, Ron
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MUNSON, Jeremy
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama

Nays
ALLEN, Susan
LIEBLING, Tina
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
KOEGEL, Erin
OLSON, Liz
SANDSTEDE, Julie

On a vote of 14 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 11:11 p.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



_________________________________________
Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant










More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3017 (O'Neill) - Sexual assault examination kit procedure established, and notice provided to victims.
  • HF822 (Franson) - Minnesota Athletic Trainers Act modified.
  • HF1122 (Albright) - Speech-language pathology assistant licensure system established, and registration fees set.
  • HF2753 (Kiel) - Board of Medical Practice authorized to issue a limited license to practice medicine in rural or underserved communities for international medical graduates.
  • HF3056 (Kiel) - Licensed physical therapists authorized to provide a medical statement for parking privileges for physically disabled persons.
  • HF1025 (Kiel) - Continuing education requirements modified for persons licensed to practice mortuary science, and certification required of unlicensed personnel who perform cremations.
  • HF972 (Johnson) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination, and rulemaking required.
  • HF3194 (Whelan) - Physicians required to allow viewing of ultrasound imaging prior to an abortion.
  • HF3735 (Franson) - Wells and borings licensure and registration requirements modified, and completion date changed for work report on wells and borings.
  • HF3612 (Fenton) - Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) waiver data review required.
  • HF3722 (Fenton) - Work and community engagement requirement for medical assistance enrollees federal waiver required.
  • HF3171 (Kiel) - Health commissioner required to convene the older adult social isolation working group, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2962 (Peterson) - Pharmacists authorized to prescribe tobacco cessation medications, opiate antagonists, and travel medications.
  • HF3204 (Peterson) - Breast cancer screening procedure coverage required.
  • HF3290 (Pugh) - Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing modified.

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!