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TWELFTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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, called the meeting to order at 2:32 PM on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

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
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead


Rep. Albright moved to adopt the minutes from February 19, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF733 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Tabke presented the bill.

HF733 Testifiers:
David Pacholl, Anoka County Sheriff's Office
Tracy Beltz, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Teresa Purrington, Minnesota Department of Health

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF733 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF85 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Liebling moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Brand presented the bill.

HF85 Testifiers:
Bailey Johnson, Courtland
Deanna Johnson, Courtland
Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Anthony Spector, Minnesota Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Regulatory Board

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF85, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Moran moved HF831 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Rep. Halverson presented the bill.

HF831 Testifiers:
David Thorson, Minnesota Medical Association
Santo Cruz, Minnesota Hospital Association and CentraCare Health
Mark Buermann, Prior Lake
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Sheila Van Pelt, Plymouth
Joseph Olson, Roseville
David Feinwachs, St. Paul
Twila Brase, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom

Vice Chair Morrison assumed the gavel at 3:54 PM.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 4:01 PM.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF831 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 4:15 PM.

The meeting reconvened at 5:58 PM.

Rep. Mann moved HF728 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Rep. Mann moved the A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mann presented the bill.

HF728 Testifiers:
Stephen Schondelmeyer, Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics, Woodbury
Jessica Astrup Ehret, Sterling Pharmacy
Alex Vosooney, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and Minnesota Medical Association
Melodie Shrader, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Rep. Mann renewed her motion that HF728, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

A roll call was requested on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MANN, Alice
PINTO, Dave
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony
PIERSON, Nels
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe

There being 9 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM.




Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF733 (Tabke) – Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and money appropriated HF85 (Brand) – Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board required to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration HF831 (Halverson) – Health records released without patient consent circumstances modified HF728 (Mann) – Pharmacy benefit managers licensure and regulations created, and rulemaking authorized Testifiers should contact Owen Wirth (Owen.Wirth@house.mn) and Alyssa Fritz (Alyssa.Fritz@house.mn) to be added to the agenda and submit handout materials.

Bills Added:
  • HF733 (Tabke) - Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and money appropriated.
  • HF85 (Brand) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration in emergencies.
  • HF831 (Halverson) - Health records released without patient consent circumstances modified.
  • HF728 (Mann) - Pharmacy benefit managers licensure and regulations created, and rulemaking authorized.
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02:33 - HF733 (Tabke) Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and money appropriated. 22;22 - HF85 (Brand) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board required to propose guidelines authorizing patient-assisted medication administration. 37:01 - HF831 (Halverson) Health records released without patient consent circumstances modified. The Committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes. (No video coverage of reconvening).