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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 04, 2010

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

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chairs, 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 1:45 P.M. on Thursday, March 4, 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
EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

Members excused.

MURPHY, Erin

A quorum was present.

Representative Brod moved that the minutes of March 3, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2941 (Anzelc) Dental insurance provider agreements regulated.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2941 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Thissen moved the H2941DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Dominic Sposeto, Minnesota Dental Association

Representative Thissen moved the H2941A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Joseph Lally, J.D., Vice President, Strategic Planning, Delta Dental
Robyn Rowen, Executive Director, Minnesota Insurance and Financial Services Council

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2941, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2913 (Reinert) Continuation health insurance premiums adjustment required for certain disabled retired local government employees.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2913 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

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Representative Reiner presented HF2913.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2913 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3035 (Davnie) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association; preexisting condition limitation exception for children provided, and technical update made.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3035 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Providing testimony:

Anne and Jesse Roehl, Parents
Lynn Gruber, President, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association

The bill was laid over.

HF2761 (Kahn) Health insurance required to cover routine health care received while participating in a qualified clinical trial under certain circumstances.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2761 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Presenting the bill:

Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chief author
Tom Pender, House Research

Providing testimony on the bill:

Marva Bohen, M.S., R.N., Spouse of a cancer patient
Marilee Rose, Director, Metro Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology Program
Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

This bill was laid over.

HF3269 (Bunn) Medical assistance dental coverage modified, eligibility criteria modified for the critical access dental programs, and criteria set for designating and terminating critical access dental providers.

Representative Bunn moved that HF3269 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Bunn moved the H3269A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Michael Scandrett, Minnesota Safety Net Coalition

Representative Bunn renewed her motion that HF3269, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3178 (Thao) Medical assistance providers required to use oral language interpreters who are listed in the interpreter registry or roster.

Representative Thao moved that HF3178 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

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Representative Thao presented the bill.

Representative Thao renewed his motion that HF3178 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3279 (Huntley) Electronic health record technology provisions amended, administrative penalties provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Thissen took HF3279, as amended, for consideration.

Providing testimony:

Dr. James Golden, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Abeler moved to amend HF3279, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, delete lines 21 to 24

The amendment was withdrawn.

Representative Abeler moved to amend HF3279, as amended, as follows:

Page 16, delete lines 8 to 11

The amendment was withdrawn.

Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF3279, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2913 (Reinert) - Continuation health insurance premiums adjustment required for certain disabled retired local government employees.
  • HF3035 (Davnie) - Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association; preexisting condition limitation exception for children provided, and technical update made.
  • HF2761 (Kahn) - Health plan coverage work group established for clinical trials, and findings and recommendations required.
  • HF2941 (Anzelc) - Dental insurance provider agreements regulated.
  • HF3269 (Bunn) - Medical assistance dental coverage modified, covered services modified under the critical access dental program, criteria set for designating and terminating critical access dental providers, and money appropriated.
  • HF3178 (Thao) - Medical assistance providers required to use oral language interpreters who are listed in the interpreter registry or roster.
  • HF3279 (Huntley) - Electronic health record technology provisions amended, administrative penalties provided, and money appropriated.
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08:53 - Gavel.
09:15 - HF2941 (Anzelc) Dental insurance provider agreements regulated.
27:37 - HF2913 (Reinert) Continuation health insurance premiums adjustment required for certain disabled retired local government employees.
30:39 - HF3035 (Davnie) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association; preexisting condition limitation exception for children provided, and technical update made.
55:55 - HF2761 (Kahn) Health insurance required to cover routine health care received while participating in a qualified clinical trial under certain circumstances.
1:38:53 - HF3269 (Bunn) Medical assistance dental coverage modified, eligibility criteria modified for the critical access dental programs, and criteria set for designating and terminating critical access dental providers.
2:04:53 - HF3178 (Thao) Medical assistance providers required to use oral language interpreters who are listed in the interpreter registry or roster.
2:10:13 - HF3279 (Huntley) Electronic health record technology provisions amended, administrative penalties provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 24 minutes.