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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 02, 2009

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

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

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES


Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:55 P.M. on Thursday, April 2, 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 Hayden moved that the minutes of April 1, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thao moved the adoption of the SF29 division report. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF29*/HF53 (E. Murphy) Pharmacy practice provision changed in administering influenza vaccines

Representative Murphy moved that SF29, as adopted, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thao moved the adoption of the SF230 division report. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF230*/HF240 (Norton) Licensure for physician assistants created

Representative Norton moved that SF230, as adopted, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Norton moved the S0230DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Norton renewed her motion that SF230, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 2:57 P.M.

HF1760 (Thissen) Continuing health care provisions modified, medical assistance, nursing facilities, and data management modifications provided

Representative Thissen moved that HF1760 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the

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General Register.

Representative Thissen moved the H1760A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Deb Siebenaler, Agency Policy Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Greg TaBelle, Audit Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Amy Dellwo, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Thissen moved the H1760A3 amendment.

Representative Brod moved to amend H1760A3 amendment as follows:

Delete sections 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 20

Representative Brod requested a roll call vote on the oral amendment. The results were as follows:


AYE NAY EXCUSED

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


On a vote of 5 AYES and 12 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Brod requested a roll call vote on the H1760A3 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYE NAY EXCUSED

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


On a vote of 13 AYES and 5 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1760, as amended, be recommended to pass

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and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Brod requested a roll call vote on HF1760, as amended. The results were as follows:


AYE NAY EXCUSED

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


On a vote of 13 AYES and 5 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:25 P.M.

SF213*/HF285 (Clark) WIC coupons allowed to be used to purchase organic food

Representative Thissen moved that SF213 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Clark presented the bill.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmer’s Union

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that SF213 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1708 (Hosch) Mental health provisions amended, medical assistance reimbursement and eligibility changed, provider qualification and training requirements changed, mental health behavioral aide services amended, and an excluded service added

Representative Thissen moved that HF1708 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register

Representative Thissen moved the H1708A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hosch presented the bill.

Providing testimony on the bill:

John Zakelj, Minnesota Department of Human Services
John Anderson, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Gary Cox, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Norton moved the H1708A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Providing additional testimony on the bill:

Bill Amberg, Minnesota Association of Mental Health Residential Facilities
Kevin Goodno, Mental Health Providers Association & Minnesota Autism Center
Eric Larsson, Ph.D., Lovass Institute

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1708, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2069 (Liebling) Chemical health pilot projects created

Representative Liebling moved that HF2069 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Kelly Harder, Human Services Director Steele County

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Bob Melson, Public Policy Committee Chair, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH)
Charlie Mishek, MARRCH

Representative Liebling moved to amend HF2069 as follows:

Page 2, line 33 delete "Each pilot project" and insert "Department of Human Services"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF2069, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thao assumed the gavel at 4:15 P.M.

HF1110 (Thissen) Persons with disabilities service programs and licensure provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated

Representative Thissen moved that HF1110 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H1110DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen presented the bill.

Representative Loeffler moved the H1110A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1110, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


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

SF29*/HF53 (E. Murphy) Pharmacy practice provision changed in administering influenza vaccines
SF230*/HF240 (Norton) Licensure for physician assistants created
HF1760 (Thissen) Continuing health care provisions modified, medical assistance, nursing facilities, and data management modifications provided
SF213*/HF285 (Clark) WIC coupons allowed to be used to purchase organic food
HF2069 (Liebling) Chemical health pilot projects created
HF1110 (Thissen) Persons with disabilities service programs and licensure provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated
HF1708 (Hosch) Mental health provisions amended, medical assistance reimbursement and eligibility changed, provider qualification and training requirements changed, mental health behavioral aide services amended, and an excluded service added