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FIFTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Moran, Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee, started the meeting at 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Excused:
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
NEU, Anne

Chair Moran waived the 24-hour rule for filing amendments to HF400 and extended the deadline for members to file amendments on the bill until Wednesday, January 30, 12:30pm.

A quorum was present at 2:47 pm. Representative Pinto moved to approve the minutes from January 23, 2019. MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF147 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. John Huot presented on HF147.

HF147 Testifiers:
Peter Carlson, Community Paramedic Coordinator, Mayo Clinic
Peter Tanghe, Community Paramedic Medical Director, North Memorial Health Care
Tony Spector, Executive Director, Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board

Chair Moran laid over HF147 for consideration at a later date.


Chair Moran moved that HF148 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Rep. John Huot presented on HF148.

HF148 Testifier:
Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF148 be recommended for placement on the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved that HF189 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. John Huot presented on HF189.

HF189 Testifier:
Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF189 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Freiberg moved HF99 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Mike Freiberg presented on HF99.

HF99 Testifiers:
Peter Carlson, Community Paramedic Coordinator, Mayo Clinic
Tony Spector, Executive Director, Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Peter Tanghe, Community Paramedic Medical Director, North Memorial Health Care

Chair Moran laid over HF99 for consideration at a later date.


Claire Wilson, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), and Nikki Farago, Assistant Commissioner for Children and Family Services, DHS, continued DHS overview presentation.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.




Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

**HF85 REMOVED FROM AGENDA AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST** Continuation of Department of Human Services (DHS) overview presentation HF147 (Huot) Community paramedic and medical response emergency medical technicians allowed to provide medicine services. HF148 (Huot) Emergency medical technician permitted to be a member of a basic life support ambulance service, and occupational title of emergency medical technicians modified. HF189 (Huot) Ambulance service medical assistance rate increase scope expanded. HF99 (Freiberg) Opioid overdose reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF147 (Huot) - Community paramedic and community medical response emergency medical technicians allowed to provide telemedicine services.
  • HF148 (Huot) - Community emergency medical technician permitted to be a member of a basic life support ambulance service, and occupational title of emergency medical technicians modified.
  • HF189 (Huot) - Ambulance service medical assistance rate increase scope expanded.
  • HF99 (Freiberg) - Opioid overdose reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated.
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Committee rules and committee discussion. 24:34 - HF147 (Huot) Community paramedic and medical response emergency medical technicians allowed to provide medicine services. 42:52 - HF148 (Huot) Emergency medical technician permitted to be a member of a basic life support ambulance service, and occupational title of emergency medical technicians modified. 45:55 - HF189 (Huot) Ambulance service medical assistance rate increase scope expanded. 50:22 - HF99 (Freiberg) Opioid overdose reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated. 1:12:26 - Continuation of Department of Human Services overview. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.