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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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, February 17, 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
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul




A quorum was present.

Representative Murphy moved that the minutes of February 11, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murphy moved that the minutes of February 12, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 3:25 P.M.

HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated

Representative Thissen moved that HF161 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Representative Thissen moved the A09-0040 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

O.J. Doyle, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Buck McAlpin, President, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Providing testimony in opposition of the bill:

Katherine Burke Moore, Executive Director, EMS Regulatory Board

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF161, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:50 P.M.

Non Emergency Transportation Presentation

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 17, 2009
Page 2



Randy Chun, House Research Department

HF200 (Abeler) Broker use for medical transportation services prohibited, county social workers allowed to make level of need determinations, special transportation services renamed, and medical transportation requirements modified

Representative Abeler moved that HF200 be brought up for consideration.

Representative Abeler moved the H0200DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Jay McCloskey, Non emergency medical transporter
Michael Weidner, Executive Director, Minnesota Paratransit Providers Association

The following bills were included in the discussion:

HF374 (Thissen) Special transportation services renamed, medical transportation requirements modified, and reimbursement modified

Providing testimony:

Jan Roers, R-80 Medical Transportation Coalition

HF786 (Norton) Broker or coordinator prohibited to manage nonemergency medical transportation services

Providing testimony:

Steve Elwood, R-80 Medical Transportation Coalition, Owner, R and S Transport, Rochester

Providing testimony in opposition to the three bills:

Alaina Macia, CEO of MTM

HF200 was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


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

HF200 (Abeler) Broker use for medical transportation services prohibited, county social workers allowed to make level of need determinations, special transportation services renamed, and medical transportation requirements modified
HF374 (Thissen) Special transportation services renamed, medical transportation requirements modified, and reimbursement modified
HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated