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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH 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 8:17 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 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
FREIBERG, Mike
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, FLANAGAN, Peggy, FRANSON, Mary, and MORAN, Rena

Representative Theis moved to approve the minutes from March 22, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3822 - (Albright): Duty to warn and reciprocity for mental health professionals expanded, and technical changes made.

Representative Albright moved that HF 3822 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Albright testified regarding HF 3822.

Walter Roberts, Jr., Behavioral Health & Therapy Board Chair, testified regarding HF 3822.

Kari Rechtzigel, Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3822.

Representative Albright renewed their motion that HF 3822 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the chair at 8:30 a.m.

HF 3848 - (Schomacker): Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3848 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A18-0630 amendment.

Shirley Brekken, Board of Nursing Executive Director, testified regarding the A18-0630 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Shirley Brekken testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Diane Twedell, Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing Immediate Past President, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Dr. Christine Mueller, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Jane Foote, Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Katherine Koehn, Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Shannon Cunningham, Minnesota Nurses Association, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Sharon Carlson, Minnesota Nurses Association, testified regarding HF 3848, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3848, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3202 - (Schomacker): Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3202 be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker testified regarding HF 3202.

Megan Remark, Regions Hospital CEO, testified regarding HF 3202.

Representative Halverson moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Halverson testified regarding the A1 amendment.

Representative Schomacker testified regarding the A1 amendment.

Elisabeth Klarqvist, House Research, testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Ann Thompson, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, testified regarding HF 3202, as amended.

Megan Remark, Regions Hospital CEO, testified regarding HF 3202, as amended.

Stefan Gildemeister, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3202, as amended.

The committee recessed at 10:02 a.m.

The committee reconvened at 6:37 p.m.

HF 3202 was laid over.

HF 3338 - (Johnson): Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF 3338 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A1 amendment.

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

Representative Johnson testified regarding HF 3338, as amended.

Dave Pacholl, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Commander, testified regarding HF 3338, as amended.

Mary Navara, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3338, as amended.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed their motion that HF 3338, as amended be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3626 - (Bennett): Foster care sibling bill of rights established.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF 3626 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A1 amendment.

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

Representative Bennett testified regarding HF 3626, as amended.

Vivianna Castillo-Robyal, Minnesota Youth Leadership Council, testified regarding HF3626, as amended.

Sasha Martin, Minnesota Youth Leadership Council, testified regarding HF3626, as amended.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed their motion that HF 3626, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3857 - (Kiel): Maltreatment investigation quarterly report required.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 3857 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3857.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3857 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3689 - (Kiel): Birth defect information system changes made.

Representative Kiel moved that HF 3689 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF 3689.

Barb Frohnert, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3689.

Lindsey Wimmer, Star Legacy Foundation Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3689.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF 3689 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3398 - (Zerwas): Health commissioner date restriction to use all-payer claims data to analyze health care removed.

Representative Gruenhagen moved that HF 3398 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3398.

Twila Brase, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, testified regarding HF 3398.

Representative Schomacker assumed the chair at 7:34 p.m.

Representative Gruenhagen renewed their motion that HF 3398 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 3323 - (Zerwas): State operated services modified.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3323 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3323.

Mary Jo Cobb, Sherburne County Health and Human Services Director, testified regarding HF 3323.

Wade Brost, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF 3323.

Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota Executive Director, testified regarding HF 3323.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3323 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3202 - (Schomacker): Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3202 be recommended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3366 - (Zerwas): Tribal vital record keeping changes made.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3366 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3366.

Molly Crawford, Department of Health, testified regarding HF 3366.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3366 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3367 - (Zerwas): Practice of advanced practice registered nurses modified.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3367 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3367.

Twila Brase testified regarding HF 3367.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3367 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3201 - (Zerwas): Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center county's cost of care modified.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3201 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF 3201.

Mary Jo Cobb testified regarding HF 3201.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3201 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Gruenhagen assumed the chair at 8:16 p.m.

HF 3823 - (Schomacker): Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 3823 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the DE1 amendment.

Representative Schomacker testified regarding the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker testified regarding HF 3823, as amended.

Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Director of Healthcare and Transportation Policy, testified regarding HF 3823, as amended.

Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association, testified regarding HF 3823, as amended.

Matt Flanders, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom Legislative Specialist, testified regarding HF 3823, as amended.

Sue Abderholden testified regarding HF 3823, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 3823, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schomacker assumed the chair at 8:29 p.m.

HF 2023 - (Omar): Spoken language health care interpreter registry system established, and money appropriated.

Representative Schomacker moved that HF 2023 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy.

Representative Schomacker moved the DE1 amendment.

Representative Omar testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Mia Xia Lao, Allina Health, testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Anjuli Cameron, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Rosa Tock, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Xul Perez testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Elisabeth Klarqvist testified regarding the DE1 amendment.

Representative Schomacker moved the oral amendment, “Page 10, Line 22 and 25 after ‘care’ insert ‘interpreter.’” to the DE1 amendment. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Michelle Livon, Interpreter Agencies of Minnesota, testified regarding the DE1 amendment, as amended.

Yi Li You, Chinese Social Service Center, testified regarding the DE1 amendment, as amended.

Zoe Zhi, Lakeland, Minnesota, testified regarding the DE1 amendment, as amended.

Sia Her, Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans Executive Director, testified regarding the DE1 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Omar testified regarding HF 2023, as amended.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF 2023 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 9:49 p.m.




Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant











More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3822 (Albright) - Duty to warn and reciprocity for mental health professionals expanded, and technical changes made.
  • HF3848 (Schomacker) - Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3202 (Schomacker) - Hospital construction moratorium exception project added, and deadlines imposed on the public interest review process.
  • HF3338 (Johnson) - Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3626 (Bennett) - Foster care sibling bill of rights established.
  • HF3857 (Kiel) - Maltreatment investigation quarterly report required.
  • HF3689 (Kiel) - Birth defect information system changes made.
  • HF3398 (Zerwas) - Health commissioner use of all-payer claims data to analyze health care costs, quality, utilization, and illness burdens date restriction changed; and definitions added.
  • HF3323 (Zerwas) - State operated services modified.
  • HF3366 (Zerwas) - Tribal vital record keeping changes made.
  • HF3367 (Zerwas) - Practice of advanced practice registered nurses modified.
  • HF3201 (Zerwas) - Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center county's cost of care modified.
  • HF2023 (Omar) - Spoken language health care interpreter registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3823 (Schomacker) - Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated.
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00:26 - HF3822 (Albright) Duty to warn and reciprocity for mental health professionals expanded, and technical changes made.
13:04 - HF3848 (Schomacker) Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.
1:24:06 - HF3202 (Schomacker) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 46 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.

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