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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 21, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 Wednesday, March 21, 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
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: ALLEN, Susan and MORAN, Rena

Representative Baker moved to approve the minutes from March 20, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3824 - (Torkelson): Well and boring provisions changed.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3824 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A18-0626 amendment.

Representative Torkelson testified regarding the A18-0626 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson testified HF 3824, as amended.

Jarod Miller, American Engineering Testing, Inc., testified HF 3824, as amended.

Chris Elvrum, Department of Health, testified HF 3824, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3824, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3856 - (Swedzinski): Well notification fees limited.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3856 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment.

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

Representative Swedzinski testified HF 3856, as amended.

Frank Ongaro testified HF 3856, as amended.

Chris Elvrum, Department of Health, testified HF 3856, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3856, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3640 - (Albright): Temporary license suspensions and background checks modified for health-related professionals.

Representative Albright moved HF 3640 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Representative Albright testified regarding HF 3640.

Ruth Martinez, Board of Medical Practice Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3640.

Shirley Brecken, Board of Nursing Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3640.

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF 3640 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3451 - (Theis): Human services commissioner directed to allow customized living services provider to transfer capacity to up to three other housing with services settings.

Representative Theis moved HF 3451 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Theis testified regarding HF 3451.

Jo Cuoco, Supportive Living Solutions, testified regarding HF 3451.

Heidi Hamilton, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3451.

Representative Theis renewed their motion that HF 3451 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3253 - (Franson): Child care providers exempted from the positive support strategies training rule.

Representative Franson moved HF 3253 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Franson testified regarding HF 3253.

Clare Sanford, Minnesota Child Care Association Director of Government & Community Relations, testified regarding HF 3253.

Christopher Orr, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3253.

Representative Franson renewed their motion that HF 3253 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3198 - (Haley): Legislative auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3198 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A2 amendment.

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

Representative Haley testified HF 3198, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3198, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3403 - (Peterson): Child care licensing provisions modified.

Representative Peterson moved HF 3403 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Peterson moved the committee engrossment.

Representative Peterson testified regarding the committee engrossment. THE COMMITTEE ENGROSSMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson moved the A3 amendment.

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

Cisa Keller testified regarding HF 3403, as amended.

Cyndi Cunningham, Cyndi’s Daycare LegalShield Associate, testified regarding HF 3403, as amended.

Reggie Wagner, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3403, as amended.

Elizabeth Bangert, Mankato, Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3403, as amended.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 3403, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 9:58 a.m.

The committee reconvened at 6:36 p.m.

HF 3205 - (Peterson): Child care provisions related to homeless families modified.

Representative Peterson moved HF 3205 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Peterson moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Peterson testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson testified regarding HF 3205, as amended.

Melinda Hugdahl, Kids Can’t Wait, testified regarding HF 3205, as amended.

Rinal Ray, People Serving People, testified regarding HF 3205, as amended.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 3205, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3571 - (Peterson): Home dialysis supply distribution requirements modified.

Representative Peterson moved HF 3571 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Peterson testified regarding HF 3571.

Tom Hansen, Baxter Healthcare, testified regarding HF 3571.

Representative Peterson renewed their motion that HF 3571 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3015 - (Quam): Correction order posting requirements for child care licensing modified.

Representative Quam moved HF 3015 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Quam testified regarding HF 3015.

Representative Quam renewed their motion that HF 3015 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3536 - (McDonald): Physician Assistant Advisory Council member term limits eliminated.

Representative McDonald moved HF 3536 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative McDonald testified regarding HF 3536.

Representative McDonald renewed their motion that HF 3536 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3265 - (Kresha): Child foster care training requirements modified.

Representative Kresha moved HF 3265 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Kresha moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Kresha testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha testified regarding HF 3265, as amended.

Dena Johnson, foster parent, testified regarding HF 3265, as amended.

Representative Kresha renewed their motion that HF 3265, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3820 - (Baker): Electronic prescribing for controlled substances implementation grant program established, and health commissioner authorized to provide technical assistance and education regarding electronic prescribing.

Representative Baker moved HF 3820 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Baker testified regarding HF 3820.

Diane Rodrick, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3820.

Representative Baker renewed their motion that HF 3820 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3825 - (Munson): Allied health professions converted to a birth month renewal cycle, and technical corrections made.

Representative Munson moved HF 3825 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Munson testified regarding HF 3825.

Ruth Martinez testified regarding HF 3825.

Representative Munson renewed their motion that HF 3825 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3246 - (Moran): Task force on childhood trauma-informed policy and practices established, and report required.

Representative Flanagan moved HF 3246 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Flanagan testified regarding HF 3246.

Becky Dale, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, testified regarding HF 3246.

Michelle Fallon, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health, testified regarding HF 3246.

Renal Ray testified regarding HF 3246.

Elizabeth Bangert testified regarding HF 3246.

Cindy Cunningham testified regarding HF 3246.

Representative Flanagan renewed their motion that HF 3246 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3196 - (Fenton): Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage.

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3196 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF 3196.

Dan Endreson, Senior Manager of Advocacy National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified regarding HF 3196.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3196 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 7:39 p.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant











More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3403 (Peterson) - Child care licensing provisions modified, and report required.
  • HF3640 (Albright) - Temporary license suspensions and background checks modified for health-related professionals.
  • HF3205 (Peterson) - Child care provisions related to homeless families modified.
  • HF3015 (Quam) - Correction order posting requirements for child care licensing modified.
  • HF3265 (Kresha) - Minnesota assessment of parenting for children and youth and child foster care governing provisions modified, and foster care sibling bill of rights established.
  • HF3253 (Franson) - Child care providers exempted from the positive support strategies training rule.
  • HF3824 (Torkelson) - Well and boring provisions changed, rulemaking required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3856 (Swedzinski) - Well and boring provisions modified.
  • HF3198 (Haley) - Legislative auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.
  • HF3825 (Munson) - Allied health professions converted to a birth month renewal cycle, and technical corrections made.
  • HF3820 (Baker) - Electronic prescribing for controlled substances implementation grant program established, and health commissioner authorized to provide technical assistance and education regarding electronic prescribing.
  • HF3451 (Theis) - Human services commissioner directed to allow customized living services provider to transfer capacity to up to three other housings with services settings.
  • HF3536 (McDonald) - Physician Assistant Advisory Council member term limits eliminated.
  • HF3571 (Peterson) - Emergency prescription orders standards established, and distribution of home dialysis supplies requirements modified.
  • HF3246 (Moran) - Task force on childhood trauma-informed policy and practices established, and report required.
  • HF3196 (Fenton) - Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.
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00:25 - HF3824 (Torkelson) Well and boring provisions changed.
07:35 - HF3856 (Swedzinski) Well notification fees limited.
13:42 - HF3640 (Albright) Temporary license suspensions and background checks modified for health-related professionals.
22:15 - HF3451 (Theis) Human services commissioner directed to allow customized living services provider to transfer capacity to up to three other housing with services settings.
33:42 - HF3253 (Franson) Child care providers exempted from the positive support strategies training rule.
37:40 - HF3198 (Haley) Legislative Auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.
49:35 - HF3403 (Peterson) Child care licensing provisions modified.
The committee recessed.
No video available of the reconvening.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


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!