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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

NINETEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 24, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 3:15 P.M. on Tuesday, February 24, 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
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul




Members excused:

HUNTLEY, Tom

A quorum was present at 3:17 P.M.

HF826 (E. Murphy) Non-Medicare home care agencies permitted to provide alternative care services, customized living rate cap eliminated

Providing information on the bill:

Sarah Van Winkle, Home Care Nursing Director, Sholom Community Alliance
Susan Winkelmann, Minnesota Department of Health
Lisa Rotegard, Minnesota Department of Human Services


HF666 (Norton) Nursing home and home care regulations modified

Representative Thissen moved HF666.

Representative Thissen moved the H0666DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Darrell Shreve, Vice President of Health Policy, Aging Services of Minnesota
Doug Beardsley, Vice President of Member Services, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, Aging Services of Minnesota
Heidi Holste, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP

HF666, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in a long-term care omnibus bill.

Vice-Chair Liebling assumed the gavel at 4:00 P.M.


Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
February 24, 2009
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HF936 (Thissen) Communities for a lifetime criteria specified, and Minnesota Board on Aging and commissioner of employment and economic development required to develop recommendations on the designation of communities for a lifetime

Representative Thissen moved that HF936 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Dawn Simonson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Partner, Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging

Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF936 as follows:

Page 1, line18 after "means" insert "counties,"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF936 as follows:

Page 1, line 22 after "extended" insert "within a reasonable distance"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF936, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 P.M.




Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


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

HF936 (Thissen) Communities for a lifetime criteria specified, and Minnesota Board on Aging and commissioner of employment and economic development required to develop recommendations on the designation of communities for a lifetime
HF826 (E. Murphy) Non-Medicare home care agencies permitted to provide alternative care services, customized living rate cap eliminated
HF666 (Norton) Nursing home and home care regulations modified