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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FOURTEENTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Policy

February 27, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 2:31 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 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
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead

Chair Moran moved HF815 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Acomb presented the bill.

HF815 Testifier:
Dan Endreson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Upper Midwest Chapter

Chair Moran laid over HF815 until a quorum could be present.

Chair Moran moved HF929 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Richardson presented the bill.

HF929 Testifier:
Rebecca Wallin, Minneapolis

A quorum was present at 2:42 PM.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF929 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Discussion of HF815 resumed.

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF815 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Freiberg moved to adopt the minutes from Tuesday, February 26, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved HF926 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bernardy presented the bill.

HF926 Testifiers:
Rebecca Gonzalez-Campoy, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism, and Endocrinology
Chad Hope, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF926 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Edelson moved HF819 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Rep. Edelson moved the DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Edelson presented the bill.

HF819 Testifiers:
Dr. Ganesh Raveendran, Clinical Cardiology Director, University of Minnesota Health
Dr. Raymond Dent Underwood, Cardiologist, United Hospital
Scott Haglund, President, Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists
Matt Anderson, Senior Vice President, Minnesota Hospital Association

Rep. Edelson renewed her motion that HF819, as amended, be recommended for placement on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Edelson moved that HF910 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. Edelson moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Edelson presented the bill.

HF910 Testifiers:
Laura Godfrey, Program Manager, Minnesota Hands and Voices Program, Lifetrack
Danelle Gournaris, Program Manager, Deaf Mentor Program, Lifetrack

Rep. Edelson renewed her motion that HF910, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Edelson moved HF814 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Edelson presented the bill.

HF814 Testifiers:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Jennifer Bertram, Minneapolis
Don Amorosi, St. Cloud
Sandra Lewandowski, Superintendent, Intermediate School District 287
Shauna Reitmeier, Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Mental Health Center
Eric Pingrey, Superintendent, Walker Hackensack Akeley School District 113

Rep. Edelson renewed her motion that HF814 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting recessed at 4:12 PM.

The meeting reconvened at 6:49 PM.


Chair Moran moved HF840 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Lien presented the bill.

HF840 Testifier:
Dr. Michael Helgeson, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Tree Dental and Dental Access Partners

Chair Moran renewed her motion that HF840 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison assumed the gavel at 6:57 PM.


Rep. Morrison moved HF1250 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bierman presented the bill.

HF1250 Testifiers:
Dr. Pahoua Yang, Vice President of Community Mental Health and Wellness, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Mike Turpin, General Counsel, People Incorporated
Jin Lee Palen, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Programs
Matt Burdick, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF1250 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling assumed the gavel at 7:20 PM.

Rep. Morrison moved HF909 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Morrison presented the bill.

HF909 Testifier:
Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Pediatrician, Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF909 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison moved HF742 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Morrison moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Morrison presented the bill.

HF742 Testifiers:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Beth Rhoads, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
Mary Linn, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 7:33 PM.

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF742, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Morrison moved HF637 be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

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

Rep. Morrison presented the bill.

HF637 Testifiers:
Ruth Martinez, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Shirley Brekken, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Nursing

Rep. Morrison renewed her motion that HF637, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling moved HF473 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Liebling moved the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Liebling presented the bill.

HF473 Testifier:
Sarah Anderson, Minnesota Association for Medical Equipment Services and Supplies

Rep. Liebling renewed her motion that HF473, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 8:06 PM.




Representative Rena Moran, Chair



Alyssa Fritz, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF815 (Acomb) - Step therapy override procedures applied to state public health care programs. HF929 (Richardson) - Commissioner of human services directed to seek brain injury waiver amendment, and traumatic brain injury definition for the state traumatic brain injury program modified. HF926 (Bernardy) - Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed. HF840 (Lien) - Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment. HF1250 (Bierman) - Certified community behavioral health clinics governing provisions changed. HF819 (Edelson) - Cardiovascular technologist x-ray practice authorized. HF910 (Edelson) - Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended. HF814 (Edelson) - School-linked mental health grants modified, report required, and money appropriated. HF742 (Morrison) - Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated. HF637 (Morrison) - Health-related professions temporary license suspensions and background checks modified. HF909 (Morrison) - Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated. HF473 (Liebling) - Incontinence products and related supplies volume purchasing use prohibited, and preferred incontinence program for medical assistance repealed

Bills Added:
  • HF815 (Acomb) - Step therapy override procedures applied to state public health care programs.
  • HF926 (Bernardy) - Medical assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed.
  • HF929 (Richardson) - Commissioner of human services directed to seek brain injury waiver amendment, and traumatic brain injury definition for the state traumatic brain injury program modified.
  • HF819 (Edelson) - Cardiovascular technologist x-ray practice authorized.
  • HF840 (Lien) - Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
  • HF814 (Edelson) - School-linked mental health grants modified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF910 (Edelson) - Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended.
  • HF1250 (Bierman) - Certified community behavioral health clinic governing provisions changed.
  • HF742 (Morrison) - Children's and parent's mental health provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF637 (Morrison) - Health-related professions temporary license suspensions and background checks modified.
  • HF473 (Liebling) - Preferred incontinence program for medical assistance repealed.
  • HF909 (Morrison) - Prenatal care service programs and funding governed, and money appropriated.
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HF815 (Acomb) Step therapy override procedures applied to state public health care programs. 06:04 - HF929 (Richardson) Commissioner of human services directed to seek brain injury waiver amendment, and traumatic brain injury definition for the state traumatic brain injury program modified. 18:15 - HF815 (Acomb) Step therapy override procedures applied to state public health care programs. 14:38 - HF926 (Bernardy) Medical Assistance coverage for weight loss drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients allowed. 33:33 - HF819 (Edelson) Cardiovascular technologist x-ray practice authorized. 48:51 - HF910 (Edelson) Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended. 57:43 - HF814 (Edelson) School-linked mental health grants modified, report required, and money appropriated. The Committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes. No video available of the reconvening.