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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, 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 2:45 P.M. on Thursday, February 25, 2010 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
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:

EMMER, Tom

A quorum was present at 2:50 P.M.

HF1320 (Swails) Pharmacists prohibited from substituting epilepsy drugs without prior consent and notification.

Representative Thissen moved that HF1320 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Kevin Goodno, President of the Board, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Sara Goodno, individual with epilepsy
Laurie Olmon, individual with epilepsy
Ilo Leppik, M.D., Epileptologist, MINCEP Epilepsy Care , Professor of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota

Providing testimony in opposition of the bill:

Bruce Lott, Director, State Government Relations, Mylan
Arthur Straughn, PharmD, Professor and Director, Drug Research Laboratory, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee
Ed Maloney, Paddock Labs
Vern Rowen, Express Scripts
Tim Gallagher, Pharmacist, Vice President Astrup Drug, Past President, Minnesota Pharmacists Association
Bruce Thompson, Pharmacy Director, Hennepin County Medical Center, President, Minnesota Pharmacists Association

The bill was laid over.

HF3116 (Swails) Hospital construction moratorium modified.

Health Care and Human Services
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Representative Thissen moved that HF3116 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Swails presented the bill.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3116 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Overview of HIV rate increases

John Stine, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Peter Carr, MPH, STD and AIDS Director, Minnesota Department of Health

HF2986 (Hornstein) Responsible family life and sexuality education program created.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2986 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on K-12 Policy and Oversight.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Lorie Alveshere, Policy Director, Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting
Marla Eisenberg, Prevention Research Center, University of Minnesota
Donna Dunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Terri Cheung
Barb Anderson
Chuck Darrell, Minnesota Family Council

Representative Thissen announced a recess at 4:30 P.M.

Representative Thissen reconvened the meeting at 6:05 P.M.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2986 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on K-12 Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen took HF1320 off the table for consideration.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1320 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3116 (Swails) - Hospital construction moratorium modified.
  • HF1320 (Swails) - Board of Pharmacy required to adopt rules regarding the substitution of drugs used for the treatment of epilepsy or seizure if the United States Food and Drug Administration determines that substitution may cause a health risk to patients.
  • HF2986 (Hornstein) - Responsible family life and sexuality education program created.

Overview of HIV rate increases, presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health