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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 15, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT

MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50 P.M. on Thursday, January 15, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul




Members excused:

BROD, Laura

A quorum was present.

Representative Thao moved that the minutes of January 13, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Protection of vulnerable adults in Minnesota nursing homes

Patti Cullen, President and CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, Vice President of Advocacy, Aging Services of Minnesota
Darrell Shreve, Vice President of Health Policy, Aging Services of Minnesota

Melody Nordby, Trained Medical Assistant, Luther Haven
Rick Varco, Political Director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Darcy Miner, Director, Compliance Monitoring Division, Minnesota Department of Health
Jerry Kerber, Director, Licensing Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Susan Winkelmann, Assistant Division Director, Compliance Monitoring Division, Minnesota Department of Health

Mark Wandersee, Executive Director, ElderCare Rights Alliance
Patti Cullen, President and CEO, Care Providers of Minnesota
Jane Ochrymowycz, Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association, Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter
Deb Holtz, State Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, Minnesota Board on Aging

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Overview of nursing home regulations