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Health Finance and Policy

SIXTY-FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Friday, March 25, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-FOURTH 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 25, 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.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY - HF4398 (Liebling) State agencies and departments; various provisions modified relating to Department of Health, water supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, education and loan forgiveness, law enforcement, and drug overdose and substance use; reports required; and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling explained her bill along with the H4398A1-1 Amendment

Testifying:
1. Margaret Kelly, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
2. Sheila Kiscaden, County Commissioner, Olmsted County, on behalf of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association.
3. Art Rolnick, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
4. Mia Debbins, Senior Community Health Worker, Hennepin Healthcare System
5. Matt Toburen, Executive Director, Aliveness Project
6. Kristina M. Moorhead, Deputy Vice President, State Policy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
7. Dr. Deb Dittberner, President, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
8. Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council on Disability
9. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-MN)

HF3862 (Boldon) Antigen test and KN95 respirator and similar respirator distribution program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg, Chair of the Preventative Health Policy Division, moved to adopt DIVH3862CR1, the Division Report on HF3862. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Boldon moved that HF3862 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Boldon moved the H3862DE4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Boldon presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Caleb Schultz, Board Member, Twin Cities Medical Society and Member, Minnesota Public Health Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF3862, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF633 FIRST ENGROSSMENT (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.

Representative Bierman moved that HF633, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bierman moved the H0633A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bierman presented his bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Monica Theis, Volunteer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Representative Bierman renewed his motion that HF633, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

EXCUSED
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

On a vote of 10 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3636 (Reyer) Health care provisions modified for consumer information, foster care, asset limitations, annuities, telehealth services, managed care, and trusts.

Representative Reyer moved that HF3636, as amended by the H3636A1 Amendment adopted on March 14, 2022, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Reyer moved the H3636A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Reyer presented her bill as amended.

Ann Bobst, Director of Legislative and External Affairs, Health Care Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to member questions.

Representative Reyer renewed her motion that HF3636, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY

EXCUSED
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4110 (Masin) Health record retention requirements established for physicians who perform eye surgery, fee established, and data classified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF4110 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Masin presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Chuck Letourneau, Veteran and Advocate

Chair Liebling laid over HF4110 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF3873 (Jordan) Lead hazard reduction and renovation provisions modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF3873 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Jordan presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Nick Erickson, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Research, Housing First Minnesota

Dan Locher, Asbestos and Lead Compliance Unit Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF3873 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

EXCUSED
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 14 AYES and 4 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 2:54 P.M Chair Liebling recessed the Committee until 3:05 P.M.

Chair Liebling reconvened the Committee at 3:05 P.M.

HF4113 (Vang) Mental health cultural community continuing education grant program modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF4113 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Vang presented her bill.

Zora Radosevich, Director of the Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF4113 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY

EXCUSED
SCHOMACKER, Joe

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4504 (Morrison) Modifying provisions for prescription drug price transparency.

Representative Morrison moved that HF4504 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison moved the H4504A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill as amended.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4504, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4572 (Schultz) Modifying a definition of electronic monitoring; modifying provisions for the home care and assisted living program advisory council; modifying provisions for assisted living licensure.

Representative Schultz moved that HF4572 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4572 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF4573 (Schultz) Changing provisions for nursing home change of ownership.

Representative Schultz moved that HF4573 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Shellae Dietrich, Health Regulation Division, Federal Operations Manager for Licensing Certification and Registration, Minnesota Department of Health.

Chair Liebling laid over HF4573 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.

Representative Schultz moved that HF1516 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Schultz moved the H1516DE4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz presented her bill as amended.

Testifying:
1. Dr. David Sperl, Senior Director of Acute Care Pharmacy, Essentia Health
2. Brett Michelin, Senior Director of State Government Affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines
3. Dr. Eric Tichy, Vice Chair for Pharmacy Formulary, Mayo Clinic
4. Michelle Mack, Senior Director, State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA)

Chair Liebling laid over HF1516, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY - HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established.

Representative Freiberg explained his bill along with the H3280A2 Amendment.

Testifying:
1. Scott Soefje, Director of Pharmacy Cancer Care Services, Mayo Clinic
2. Michelle Mack, Senior Director, State Affairs, PCMA
3. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

HF4161 (Richardson) Postnatal health care coverage specified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF4161 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Richardson presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Elizabeth Bard-Henke, Fellow, Minnesota Section, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Chair Liebling laid over HF4161 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:13 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:
  • HF633 (Bierman) - Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.
  • HF1516 (Schultz) - Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
  • HF3280 (Freiberg) - Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established,
  • HF3636 (Reyer) - Health care provisions modified for consumer information, foster care, asset limitations, annuities, telehealth services, managed care, clinical trials, and trusts.
  • HF3862 (Boldon) - Antigen test and KN95 respirator and similar respirator distribution program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3873 (Jordan) - Lead hazard reduction and renovation provisions modified.
  • HF4110 (Masin) - Health record retention requirements established for physicians who perform eye surgery, fee established, and data classified.
  • HF4113 (Vang) - Mental health cultural community continuing education grant program modified.
  • HF4161 (Richardson) - Postnatal health care coverage specified.
  • HF4398 (Liebling) - State agencies and departments; various provisions modified relating to Department of Health, water supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, education and loan forgiveness, law enforcement, and drug overdose and substance use; reports required; and money appropriated.
  • HF4504 (Morrison) - Prescription drug price transparency provisions modified.
  • HF4572 (Schultz) - Electronic monitoring definition modified, home care and assisted living program advisory council provisions modified, and assisted living licensure provisions modified.
  • HF4573 (Schultz) - Nursing home change of ownership provisions changed.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:18 - HF4398 (Liebling) Governor's Department of Health supplemental budget (informational only).
52:57 - HF3862 (Boldon) Antigen test and KN95 respirator and similar respirator distribution program established, and money appropriated.
1:00:41 - HF633 (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.
1:24:21 - HF3636 (Reyer) Health care provisions modified for consumer information, foster care, asset limitations, annuities, telehealth services, managed care, and trusts.
1:35:34 - HF4110 (Masin) Health record retention requirements established for physicians who perform eye surgery, fee established, and data classified.
1:45:46 - HF3873 (Jordan) Lead hazard reduction and renovation provisions modified.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

House TV Video:
View Archive

00:17 - HF4113 (Vang) Mental health cultural community continuing education grant program modified.
06:58 - HF4504 (Morrison) Prescription drug price transparency provisions modified.
11:55 - HF4572 (Schultz) Electronic monitoring definition modified, home care and assisted living program advisory council provisions modified, and assisted living licensure provisions modified.
22:15 - HF4573 (Schultz) Nursing home change of ownership provisions changed.
30:38 - HF1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
45:57 - HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established (informational only).
1:00:06 - HF4161 (Richardson) Postnatal health care coverage specified.
Runs 1 hour, 8 minutes.


HF4398 (Liebling) State agencies and departments; various provisions modified relating to Department of Health, water supply systems and wastewater treatment facilities, education and loan forgiveness, law enforcement, and drug overdose and substance use; reports required; and money appropriated. (Informational-only)
HF3862 (Boldon) Antigen test and KN95 respirator and similar respirator distribution program established, and money appropriated.
HF633 (Bierman) Individual and small group health plan offerings required to include predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drug option.
HF3636 (Reyer) Health care provisions modified for consumer information, foster care, asset limitations, annuities, telehealth services, managed care, and trusts.
HF4110 (Masin) Health record retention requirements established for physicians who perform eye surgery, fee established, and data classified.
HF3873 (Jordan) Lead hazard reduction and renovation provisions modified.
HF4113 (Vang) Mental health cultural community continuing education grant program modified.
HF4504 (Morrison) Modifying provisions for prescription drug price transparency
HF4572 (Schultz) Modifying a definition of electronic monitoring; modifying provisions for the home care and assisted living program advisory council; modifying provisions for assisted living licensure.
HF4573 (Schultz) Changing provisions for nursing home change of ownership
HF1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
HF3280 (Freiberg) Pharmacy benefit managers and health carrier requirements of clinician-administered drugs established. (Informational-only)
HF4161 (Richardson) Postnatal health care coverage specified.

Amendment/testifier/document deadline will be Thursday, 3/24 at 4 PM. Testimony is limited to two minutes per testifier. Items may be added or deleted. This hearing will extend beyond 90 minutes.

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:
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