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2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Health and Human Services Finance Division

March 19, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M. on March 19, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
MANN, Alice, Vice-Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Lead Republican
ACOMB, Patty
BAKER, Dave
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
FRANSON, Mary

A quorum was present.

Representative Cantrell moved that the minutes of March 14, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Liebling returned by memo the following House Files to Ways and Means with a recommendation for re-referral to Capital Investment: HF 409, HF 960, HF 1902, HF 2040 and HF2085.

Presentation on health care market stability options.

Testifiers:
Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health
Commissioner Steve Kelley, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Commissioner Tony Lourey, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Dave Greeman, Budget Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Chair Liebling recessed the meeting until 5:00 P.M. or the call of the Chair.

Chair Liebling reconvened the meeting at 5:12 P.M.

HF 1985 (Hornstein) Fluoride varnish application for high-risk children medical assistance coverage expanded.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1985 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Hornstein presented HF 1985.

Testifying in support: Robert Jones, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition: Leo Cashman, Executive Director, Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions

Chair Liebling laid over HF 1985 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 1239 (Wagenius) Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 1239 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Wagenius presented HF 1239.

Representative Haley moved the H1239A1 amendment.

Representative Noor requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES
BAKER, Dave
HALEY, Barb
HAMILTON, Rod
SCHOMACKER, Joe

NAYS
LIEBLING, Tina
ACOMB, Patty
BIERMAN, Robert
CANTRELL, Hunter
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LOEFFLER, Diane
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
NOOR, Mohamud
OLSON, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

ABSENT
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALVERSON, Laurie
MANN, Alice
ZERWAS, Nick

On a vote of 4 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF 1239 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 2415 (Moran) Community health worker medical assistance coverage modified, doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates modified, high-risk pregnancies integrated care permanent grant program established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Moran requested that HF 2415 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Moran moved an oral amendment to HF 2415 as follows:

Page 1, strike Section 1

Page 2, strike Section 2

Page 4, Line 4.28, strike “and”

Page 4, Line 4.30, reinstate “and”

Page 5, Line 5.1, reinstate “(6) include recommendations for continuing the program or sustaining improvements”

Page 5, Line 4.2, reinstate “through other means”

Page 5, Line 4.2, after “means”, insert “.”

Jeff Schiff, Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services, explained the oral amendment.

Representative Moran renewed her motion that the oral amendment to HF 2415 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying in support:
1. Dr. Nora Hall, consultant, Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies (ICHRP)
2. Tee McClenty, Project Manager, NorthPoint Health & Wellness

Chair Liebling laid over HF 2415, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

HF 840 (Lien) Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.

Chair Liebling moved that HF 840 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Finance Division bill.

Representative Lien presented HF 840.

Testifying in support: Dr. Mary Seieroe, Chief of Dentistry, Hennepin County Medical Center

Chair Liebling laid over HF 840 for possible inclusion in the Division bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:33 P.M.


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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair

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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Market Stability Options Presentations by: Minnesota Department of Health, Commissioner Jan Malcolm Minnesota Department of Commerce, Commissioner Steve Kelley Minnesota Department of Human Services, Commissioner Tony Lourey Minnesota Department of Revenue, Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly HF1239 (Wagenius) Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated. HF733 (Tabke) Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and money appropriated. HF840 (Lien) Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment. HF1985 (Hornstein) Fluoride varnish application for high-risk children medical assistance coverage expanded. HF2415 (Moran) Community health worker medical assistance coverage modified, doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates modified, high-risk pregnancies integrated care permanent grant program established, reports required, and money appropriated. HF1421 (Daniels) Close-captioned television required in certain circumstances, and money appropriated. House HHS will re-convene at the call of the chair after House HHS Policy in Room 200 if needed. Bills may be added or removed.

Bills Added:
  • HF1239 (Wagenius) - Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF840 (Lien) - Medical assistance adult dental coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
  • HF1985 (Hornstein) - Fluoride varnish application for high-risk children medical assistance coverage expanded.
  • HF2415 (Moran) - Community health worker medical assistance coverage modified, doula services medical assistance reimbursement rates modified, high-risk pregnancies integrated care permanent grant program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
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