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Health Finance and Policy

SIXTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Monday, March 21, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 21, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes of March 18, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2586 (Richardson) Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program established.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2586 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H2586DE2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Richardson presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Resmaa Menakem, Clinical Social Worker
2. Deborah Watts, Co-Founder, Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program
3. Amity Dimock, Mother and Advocate
4. Karen Wells, Mother and Advocate
5. Linda Kay Tyler, Aunt and Advocate

Chair Liebling laid over HF2586, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

HF4001 (Huot) Guest body art applicant temporary licensure provision amended.

Vice Chair Huot moved that HF4001 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Vice Chair Huot presented his bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4001 possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3874 (Reyer) Diagnostic imaging facility definition modified.

Representative Reyer moved that HF3874 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Stefan Gildemeister, State Health Economist and Director, Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health

Chair Liebling laid over HF3874 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4214 (Boldon) ST elevation myocardial infarction response and treatment requirement provisions changed.

Representative Boldon moved that HF2414 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bolden presented her bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4214 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4213 (Wolgamott) Health professional education loan forgiveness program modified.

Representative Wolgamott moved that HF4213 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Wolgamott moved the H4213DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wolgamott presented his bill as amended.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4213, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3691 (Huot) Ambulance services payment rates modified, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Huot moved that HF3691 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Vice Chair Huot moved the H3691DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Huot presented his bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
2. Angie Jarrett, Director, Dodge Center Ambulance

Chair Liebling laid over HF3691, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3363 (Liebling) Medical assistance enrollees allowed to opt out of managed care enrollment.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3363 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Rick Rayburn, Advocate
2. Idil Abdull, Advocate
3. David Feinwachs, Advocate
4. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Chair Liebling laid over HF3363 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3823 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services required to contract for medical assistance administration and MinnesotaCare program, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3823 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst and Julie Marquardt, Director, Health Care Purchasing and Service Delivery, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF3823 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY - HF3860 (Boldon) School nurse recruitment grants established, loan forgiveness eligibility expanded to include school nurses, report required, and money appropriated. (Informational hearing: Limited to Section 3 of HF3860)

Representative Boldon presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Julie Holland. Licensed Nurse, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota
2. Liz Zeno, Licensed Nurse, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 P.M.




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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair




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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2586 (Richardson) - Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program established.
  • HF3363 (Liebling) - Medical assistance enrollees allowed to opt our of managed care enrollment.
  • HF3691 (Huot) - Ambulance services payment rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3823 (Liebling) - Commissioner of human services required to contract for medical assistance administration and MinnesotaCare program, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3860 (Boldon) - School nurse recruitment grants established, loan forgiveness eligibility expanded to include school nurses, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3874 (Reyer) - Diagnostic imaging facility definition modified.
  • HF4001 (Huot) - Guest body art applicant temporary licensure provision amended.
  • HF4213 (Wolgamott) - Health professional education loan forgiveness program modified.
  • HF4214 (Boldon) - ST elevation myocardial infarction response and treatment requirement provisions changed.
House TV Video:
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02:08 - HF2586 (Richardson) Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program established.
29:24 - HF4001 (Huot) Guest body art applicant temporary licensure provision amended.
30:58 - HF3874 (Reyer) Diagnostic imaging facility definition modified.
36:06 - HF4214 (Boldon) ST elevation myocardial infarction response and treatment requirement provisions changed.
38:13 - HF4213 (Wolgamott) Health professional education loan forgiveness program modified.
42:37 - HF3691 (Huot) Ambulance services payment rates modified, and money appropriated.
57:37 - HF3363 (Liebling) Medical Assistance enrollees allowed to opt out of managed care enrollment.
1:14:39 - HF3823 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services required to contract for medical assistance administration and MinnesotaCare program, report required, and money appropriated.
1:35:58 - HF3860 (Boldon) School nurse recruitment grants established, loan forgiveness eligibility expanded to include school nurses, report required, and money appropriated (informational hearing limited to Section 3).
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HF2586 (Richardson) Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program established.
HF4001 (Huot) Guest body art applicant temporary licensure provision amended.
HF3874 (Reyer) Diagnostic imaging facility definition modified.
HF4214 (Boldon) ST elevation myocardial infarction response and treatment requirement provisions changed.
HF4213 (Wolgamott) Health professional education loan forgiveness program modified.
HF3823 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services required to contract for medical assistance administration and MinnesotaCare program, report required, and money appropriated.
HF3363 (Liebling) Medical assistance enrollees allowed to opt our of managed care enrollment.
HF3691 (Huot) Ambulance services payment rates modified, and money appropriated. (DE Amendment attached)
HF3860 (Boldon) School nurse recruitment grants established, loan forgiveness eligibility expanded to include school nurses, report required, and money appropriated. (Informational hearing: Limited to Section 3 of HF3860)

Amendment and testifier/material deadline will be 4:00 PM on Friday, March 18th. Items may be added or deleted.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp All events are closed-captioned. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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