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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

TENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 04, 2009

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

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

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Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50 P.M. on Wednesday, February 4, 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
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused:

RUUD, Maria

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved that the minutes of February 3, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF250 (Knuth) Children protected from toxic chemicals in products

Chair Thissen took up HF250 for discussion.

Representative Murphy renewed her motion that HF250, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF434 (Laine) Doula services definition modified, and health care providers required to provide information on pain relief and medical interventions as part of prenatal care

Representative Laine moved that HF434 be recommended to pass and re-referred to General Register.

Representative Laine moved the A09-0017 amendment.

Representative Laine made an oral amendment to the A09-0017 amendment as follows

Page 1, line 1.5, delete semicolon and everything after semicolon
Page 1, line 1.6, delete

Representative Laine moved the A09-0017 amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Laine presented HF434 as amended.

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Providing testimony on the bill:

Susan Lane, Certified Doula

Representative Laine renewed her motion that HF434, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF359 (Norton) Autism spectrum disorders coverage required

Representative Norton moved that HF359 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Norton presented HF359.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Kristen Gulsvig, M.Ed., B.A., District #622 High School Autism/CID Programs, Tartan High School STEPS Program
Amy Dawson, Parent Advocate, Thiel, Campbell, Gunderson and Anderson, P.L.L.P.
Robin Rumsey, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, University of Minnesota
Beth and Raja Kandaswamy, Parents
Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks
Brad Trahan, Parent

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Stacia Smith, Director of Workforce and Health Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mike Hickey, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF359 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


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

HF250 (Knuth) Children protected from toxic chemicals in products
HF434 (Laine) Doula services definition modified, and health care providers required to provide information on pain relief and medical interventions as part of prenatal care
HF359 (Norton) Autism spectrum disorders coverage required

Bills Removed from the agenda:
HF327 (E. Murphy) Birth record disclosure affidavit required, and nonidentifying medical history update required
HF328 (E. Murphy) Adoption record and original birth certificate governing provisions modified
HF210 (Slawik) Autism spectrum disorder pilot program, task force, and surveillance system and registry established