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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 16, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-NINTH 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 3:15 P.M. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (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
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)

A quorum was present.

Representative Huntley moved that the minutes of March 11, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3042 (E. Murphy) Participating provider agreements regulated between health plan companies and health care providers.

Representative Murphy moved that HF3042 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Murphy moved the H3042DE1 amendment with the following change:

Page 3, delete section 6

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony:

Jim Reimann, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association
Lin Nelson, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Joe Lally, Delta Dental
Dominic Sposeto, Minnesota Dental Association

Representative Murphy renewed her motion that HF3042, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1640 (Liebling) Prescription drug academic detailing program established and money appropriated.

Representative Thissen moved that HF1640 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
March 16, 2010
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Representative Thissen moved the H1640A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony:

Marilyn Speedie, Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Peter Wyckoff, Director, Minnesota Prescription Coalition
Linda Carroll-Schern, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Robert Vanasek, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Judy Cook, Mylan

Representative Gottwalt moved to table HF1640, as amended. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Thissen renewed and modified his motion that HF1640, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Finance without further recommendation.

A division was requested.

On a vote of 8 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3042 (Murphy) - Participating provider agreements regulated between health plan companies and health care providers.
  • HF1640 (Liebling) - Prescription drug academic detailing program established, and money appropriated.
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