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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

SIXTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 27, 2009

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, Representative Paul Thissen

MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:20 P.M. on Tuesday, January 27, 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
BROD, Laura
BUNN, Julie
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

EMMER, Tom
THAO, Cy

A quorum was present.

Representative Hayden moved that the minutes of January 22, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:22 P.M.

HF293 (Ruud) Colorectal cancer screening for the uninsured

Representative Ruud moved that HF293 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Ruud presented the bill.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

David Arons, Director, Government Relations, American Cancer Society
Mary Erickson, Citizen
Warren Larson, Community Relations Coordinator, MeritCare Health System
Timothy R. Church, Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Representative Ruud renewed her motion that HF293 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF177 (Thissen) Moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction extended in certain counties

Representative Thissen moved that HF177 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
January 27, 2009
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Representative Thissen presented the bill.

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Thomas Flynn, M.D., Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minnesota Oncology Hematology
Mark Palmer, M.D., United Hospital, Minnesota Oncology Hematology
Twila Brase, President, Citizens’ Council on Health Care

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF177 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF293 (Ruud) Colorectal cancer screening for the uninsured provided and money appropriated
HF177 (Thissen) Moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction extended in certain counties