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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 26, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 Thursday, March 26, 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.

HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed

Representative Thissen moved that HF818 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Jane Ochrymowycz, Volunteer, Alzheimer's Association

Representative Thissen moved the H0818A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen moved the H0818A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing additional testimony on the bill:

Kari Thurlow, Vice President of Advocacy, Aging Services of Minnesota

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF818, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1577 (Newton) Nursing homes and home care licensure requirements added

Representative Thissen moved that HF1577 be laid over for possible inclusion in the long term care omnibus bill.

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Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Carrie Carlson, Senior Communications Manager, American Red Cross, Twin Cities Area Chapter

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Tom Pollock, Administrator, Park River Estates Care Center
Jennifer McNertney, Director of Advocacy for Housing & Community Services, Aging Services of Minnesota

Representative Thissen laid over HF1577 for possible inclusion in the long term care omnibus bill.

HF1313 (Dean) Minnesota Sex Offender Program wages paid to patients allocated

Representative Thissen moved that HF1313 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Dennis Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Gottwalt requested a roll call on the bill.

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF1313 as follows:

Page 2, line 3 delete everything after the period
Page 2, line 4 delete the line
Page 3, line 10 after "program" insert period and delete rest of the line
Page 3 delete lines 11 and 12

Representative Emmer requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYE NAY EXCUSED

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


On a vote of 11 AYES and 5 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1313, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

The results of the roll call vote were as follows:


AYE NAY EXCUSED

THISSEN, Paul ABELER, Jim

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BUNN, Julie BROD, Laura
EMMER, Tom FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul TORKELSON, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy


On a vote of 16 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1448 (Mullery) Information released to health care agents, and access granted to health care agents

Representative Thissen moved that HF1448 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Amy Johnson, Executive Director, OutFront Minnesota

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1448 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF581 (Hosch) Disabled children's available services under medical assistance definition expanded

Representative Thissen moved that HF581 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Thissen moved the H0581A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Sara Messelt, Executive Director, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Jeff Wozniak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
Jeanne Ketola, Parent

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF581, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1338 (Norton) Standard reference compendia definition expanded

Representative Norton moved that HF1338 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Norton moved the A09-0258 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

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Christine Almeida, Christine Almeida Public Affairs

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF1338, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen called a recess at 4:20 P.M.

Representative Thissen reconvened the meeting at 6:35 P.M. in room 10 of the State Office Building.

HF2036 (Gottwalt) Commissioner of health required to convene an Alzheimer's disease working group, report required

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF2036 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Mary Birchard, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota
Dr. David Knopman, Alzheimer’s Association

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2036 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1293 (Loeffler) Emergency medical transport provisions modified

Representative Loeffler moved that HF1293 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loeffler moved the A09-0201 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Tim Held, State Trauma System Manager, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF1293, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1988 (E. Murphy) Managed care plan and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rate information report required

Representative Murphy moved that HF1988 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Murphy moved the H1988A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Benjamin Whitten, M.D., President-Elect, Minnesota Medical Association
Janet Silversmith, Minnesota Medical Association
Karen Peed, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jim Sieben, Member, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association Government Relations Committee

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

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Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Dannette Coleman, Medica

Representative Murphy moved to amend HF1988, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, delete lines 1 and 2

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murphy renewed her motion that HF1988, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF961 (Bunn) Physical activity costs allowed to be covered under home and community-based waivers

Representative Bunn moved that HF961 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Bunn moved the H0961DE1-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Chris Reisdorf, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Dick Diercks, Minnesota Dental Association
Joseph Lally, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Delta Dental of Minnesota

Representative Bunn renewed her motion that HF961, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 8:30 P.M.

HF1482 (Thissen) Medical assistance claims and liens provisions modified

Representative Thissen moved that HF1482 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Thissen moved the H1482DE1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 2, line 20 delete "dwelling place" and insert "residence"
Page 2, line 21 after "as" insert "the individual’s"
Page 2, line 22 delete "claim" and insert "adjustment or recovery"
Page 2, line 23 delete line after the period
Page 2, delete lines 24 and 25

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Jane Bowman, Board Member, Project 515
Julian Zweber, MSBA Real Property Section Legislative Committee

Representative Thissen renewed his motion the HF1482, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 8:35 P.M.

HF1703 (Huntley) Health care eligibility provisions amended for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care, and Drug Utilization Review Board

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Established

Representative Huntley moved that HF1703 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Representative Huntley moved the H1703A1 amendment with the following changes:

Page 1, after line 9 insert "Page 12, after line 13 insert [Effective Date] This is effective August 1, 2009 or year federal application is later."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Karen Giusto, Agency Policy Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Ruud moved to amend HF1703, as amended, as follows:

On the H1703A1 amendment:

Page 1 delete lines 14 -19

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing additional testimony on the bill:

Karen Peed, Health Care Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Shannon McMahon, State Program Administration Manager, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Huntley renewed a modified motion that HF1703, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.




Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed (pending referral)
HF1577 (Newton) Nursing homes and home care licensure requirements added
HF1448 (Mullery) Information released to health care agents, and access granted to health care agents
HF1313 (Dean) Minnesota Sex Offender Program wages paid to patients allocated
HF581 (Hosch) Disabled children's available services under medical assistance definition expanded
HF1293 (Loeffler) Emergency medical transport provisions modified
HF1338 (Norton) Standard reference compendia definition expanded
HF961 (Bunn) Physical activity costs allowed to be covered under home and community-based waivers
HF1988 (E. Murphy) Managed care plan and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rate information r