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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH 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 1:12 P.M. on Wednesday, March 11, 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 Bunn moved that the minutes of March 10, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF388 (Bigham) Clinical drug trial participation prohibited

Representative Thissen moved that HF388 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Thissen moved the H0388A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Mary Weiss, Parent
Michael Howard, Friend of Parent
Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Carl Elliot, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Center for Bioethics; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF388, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF594*/HF921 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings required

Representative Fritz moved that SF594 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

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Providing testimony on the bill:

Carrie Mortrud, Minnesota Nurses Association
Margot Imdieke Cross, Accessibility Specialist, Minnesota State Council on Disability

Representative Fritz renewed her motion that SF594 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1239 (Hayden) Group residential housing eligibility changed

Representative Hayden moved that HF1239 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Cathy ten Broeke, Project Coordinator, Office to End Homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County
Duane Elg, Department of Human Services

Representative Hayden renewed his motion that HF1239 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF681 (Hayden) HIV transmission public education program established

Representative Hayden moved that HF681 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Lorraine Teel, Executive Director, Minnesota AIDS Project
Gary Novotny, Department of Health

Representative Hayden renewed his motion that HF681 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 2:50 P.M.

HF521 (Thissen) Volunteer health practitioner provisions modified

Representative Thissen moved that HF521 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Jack Davies, Uniform Laws Commissioner

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF521 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups, and benefit assignment for health and medical savings accounts

Representative Thissen moved that HF384 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H0384DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


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Providing testimony on the bill:

Phil Riveness, MMGMA
Ann Peterson, MMGMA/AUC
Sandy Rutherford, MMGMA/AUC

Representative Thissen moved to amend HF384, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 1, delete "2010" and insert "2011"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen moved that HF384, as amended, be recommended to passed and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1233 (Abeler) Individuals on waiting lists for developmental disabilities waivered services ranked

Representative Abeler moved that HF1233 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance

Representative Abeler moved the H1233A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved to amend the H1233A1 amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 7, delete "July 1, 2009" and insert "January 1, 2010"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved to amend HF1233 as follows:

Page 1, line 10, delete "2009" and insert "2010"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:10 P.M.

Heidi Hamilton, Department of Human Services
Patricia Coldwell, Association of Minnesota Counties

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF1233, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1012 (Laine) Nonprofit health plan company maximum financial reserves specified

Representative Laine moved that HF1012 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Laine moved the A09-0100 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Allan Baumgarten, J.D., author of Minnesota Health Market Review


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Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Responding to members’ questions:

Jackie Gardner, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Thissen moved that HF1012 be laid on the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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00:35 - HF388 (Bigham) Clinical drug trial participation prohibited.
50:10 - SF594*/HF921 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings required.
58:40 - HF1239 (Hayden) Group residential housing eligibility changed.
1:11:22 - HF681 (Hayden) HIV transmission public education program established.
1:38:24 - HF521 (Thissen) Volunteer health practitioner provisions modified.
1:42:24 - HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups, and benefit assignment for health and medical savings accounts required.
1:52:26 - HF1233 (Abeler) Individuals on waiting lists for developmental disabilities waivered services ranked.
2:18:55 - HF1012 (Laine) Nonprofit health plan company maximum financial reserves specified.
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HF388 (Bigham) Clinical drug trial participation prohibited
HF681 (Hayden) HIV transmission public education program established
SF594*/HF921 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings required
HF1233 (Abeler) Individuals on waiting lists for developmental disabilities waivered services ranked
HF1239 (Hayden) Group residential housing eligibility changed
HF521 (Thissen) Volunteer health practitioner provisions modified
HF1012 (Laine) Nonprofit health plan company maximum financial reserves specified
HF384 (Thissen) Technology standards and tools developed to exchange information electronically between groups, and benefit assignment for health and medical savings accounts required

HF730 (Thao) has been removed from the agenda