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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

THIRTY NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - August 10, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY NINTH 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 1:10 P.M. on Monday, August 10, 2009 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie
FRITZ, Patti
HAYDEN, Jeff
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
LOEFFLER, Diane
MACK, Tara
MURPHY, Erin
RUUD, Maria




Members excused:

BROD, Laura
LIEBLING, Tina (Vice-Chair)
EMMER, Tom
GARDNER, Paul
GOTTWALT, Steve
NORTON, Kim
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul

A quorum was present.

HF2386 (Hortman) Complex regional pain syndrome education and research program act -- informational hearing only

Providing testimony on the bill:

Representative Melissa Hortman
Dan and Cathy Maccoux, parents
Representative Brita Sailer
Lori Drummond
Bonnie Scherer, Minnesota RSDS/CRPS Coalition
Juli Manz
Kate Healy

Representative Laine assumed the gavel at 2:10 P.M.

Pandemic preparedness and the H1N1 influenza virus

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,
University of Minnesota
Ruth Lynfield, M.D., State Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Aggie Leitheiser, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Minnesota Department of Health
Greg Schmidt , President, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Diane Miller, Minnesota Legal Reform Project
Kathryn Berg, MA, PCH, CCH, Classical Homeopath

Chair Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:30 P.M.

Hospital acquired infections reporting and quality improvement

Health Care and Human Services
Policy and Oversight Committee
August 10, 2009
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Representative Phyllis Kahn
Susan Stout, RN, Director of State Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Michelle Farber, RN, CIC, Infection Control Specialist, Mercy Hospital, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Minnesota
Mark Sonneborn, Vice President of Information Services, Minnesota Hospital Association
Janelle Shearer, RN, BSN, MA, Program Manager, Stratis Health
Jason George, Legislative and Political Organizer, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, Consumer Worker Coalition

Electroconvulsive therapy treatment for persons under civil commitment

Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Roger Schwab, Project Supervisor, Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Allison Holt, M.D., P.A., Wayzata Medical Center, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Read Sulik, M.D., Assistant Commissioner, Chemical and Mental Health Services Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Alan Radke, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, State Operated Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Louise Bouta, Well Mind Association of Minnesota
Barb King, Citizen
Patricia Siebert, Staff Attorney, Minnesota Disability Law Center

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P.M.

















Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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06:55 - Gavel.
08:13 - HF2386 (Hortman) Complex regional pain syndrome education and research program act (informational hearing only).
1:02:45 - Pandemic preparedness and the H1N1 influenza virus.
2:25:13 - Hospital acquired infections reporting and quality improvement.
3:05:05 - Electroconvulsive therapy treatment for persons under civil commitment.
Runs 3 hours, 50 minutes.


HF2386 (Hortman) Complex regional pain syndrome education and research program act -- informational hearing only
Hospital acquired infections reporting and quality improvement
Pandemic preparedness and the H1N1 influenza virus
Electroconvulsive therapy treatment for persons under civil commitment