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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

FIFTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-EIGHTH 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 2:55 P.M. on Thursday, March 11, 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
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Mack moved that the minutes of March 10, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1680 (Clark) Minnesota legislature resolved to apologize on behalf of citizens of the state to all persons with mental illness and development and other disabilities who have been wrongfully committed to state institutions.

Representative Thissen moved that HF1680 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Providing testimony:

Carol Robinson, Advocating Change Together
Rick Cardenas, Advocating Change Together

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1680 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3212 (Simon) Continuing education requirements exception provided for licensed professional counselors.

Representative Thao moved that DH3212CR1, the HF3212 division report, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thao moved that CEH3212-1 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Thissen moved to amend CEH3212-1 as follows:

Page 1, delete section 1

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Thao renewed his motion that CEH3212, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2450 (Doty) Personal care assistant services program modified.

Representative Thissen moved that HF2450 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Providing testimony:

Pat Poster of Horizon Health Services
Pam Erkel, Minnesota Department of Human Services

The bill was laid over.

HF3634 (Kulick Jackson) Chiropractor license revocation required for chiropractors convicted of a felony-level criminal sexual conduct offense.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3634 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Representative Abeler moved to amend HF3634 as follows:

Page 1, line 8, delete "The" and insert "A"
Page 1, line 9, delete "practice of chiropractic to" and after "person" insert "licensed pursuant to the provisions of 214.01, subd. 2"
Page 1, line 11, delete "of chiropractic"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3634, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3347 (Urdahl) School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.

Representative Abeler moved that HF3347 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Abeler moved the H3347DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl presented the bill.

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF3347, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3264 (Hosch) Personal care assistant services modified.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3264 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H3264A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hosch presented the bill.

Representative Thissen moved to amend HF3264 as follows:

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Page 14, delete section 12.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen moved to reconsider the previous oral amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen modified his amendment as follows:

Page 14, restore section 12
Page 15, delete lines 32 to 34

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3264, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3252 (Hosch) Medical assistance asset limits modified, and notice required regarding asset requirements in certain circumstances.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3252 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Thissen moved the H3252A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Drake Norberg, Courage Center

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3252, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3442(Hosch) Personal care assistance requirements modified, nursing assistant requirements modified, housing modified with service registration fees and other license fees, long-term care transitional assistance required, customized living services modified, housing with services modified, and nursing facility rate changed.

Representative Thissen moved that HF3442 be re-referred to the Committee on Finance but without further recommendation.

Representative Hosch presented the bill.

Representative Thao moved to amend HF3442 as follows:

Page 12, delete section 15 and 16

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The bill was laid over.

Representative Thissen brought up HF2450 for further consideration

Representative Thissen moved to amend HF2450 as follows:

Page 2, lines 18 to 21, delete new language
Page 3, line 29, after "currently" delete rest of the line
Page 3, line 30, delete "a class A provider or"

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Page 5, line 21, after "currently" delete rest of the line
Page 5, line 22, delete "or"
Page 6, line 3, after "currently" delete rest of the line
Page 6, line 4, delete everything before "certified"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF2450, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thissen announced a recess at 4:10 P.M.

Representative Thissen reconvened the meeting at 4:40 P.M. in room 500S of the State Office Building.

Representative Thissen brought up HF3442 for further consideration.

Providing testimony:

Kari Thurlow, Vice President of Advocacy, Aging Services of Minnesota, Long-Term Care Imperative

Representative Thao moved to amend HF3442 as follows:

Page 3, delete section 5
Page 10, delete section 13

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing additional testimony:

Christine Bakke, Administrator, St. Benedict’s Senior Community
Toby Pearson, Vice President of Advocacy, Care Providers of Minnesota, Long-Term Care Imperative
Anne Henry, Minnesota Disability Law Center
Al McAfee, Seniors and Workers for Quality
Jane Ochrymowycz., Seniors and Workers for Quality
Michele Kimball, State Director, AARP
Brigette Menger Anderson, Metropolitan Center for Independent Living

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF3442, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Finance without further recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 P.M.


Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR



Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1680 (Clark) - Minnesota legislature resolved to apologize on behalf of citizens of the state to all persons with mental illness and development and other disabilities who have been wrongfully committed to state institutions.
  • HF2450 (Doty) - Personal care assistance program modified.
  • HF3264 (Hosch) - Personal care assistant services modified.
  • HF3252 (Hosch) - Medical assistance asset limits modified, and notice required regarding asset requirements in certain circumstances.
  • HF3442 (Hosch) - License and registration fees increased for home care providers, nursing assistant registration fee created, housing with services establishments and personal care assistants modified, rate reduction provided for customized living services, phase-in for nursing facility rate rebasing changed, and nursing facility rate provisions changed.
  • HF3347 (Urdahl) - School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
  • HF3212 (Simon) - Continuing education requirements exception provided for licensed professional counselors.
  • HF3634 (Kulick Jackson) - License revocation and license denial required for any health-related licensed professional convicted of a felony-level criminal sexual conduct offense.
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