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Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND OVERSIGHT
Chair, 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 2:47 P.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 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 Kelly moved that the minutes of March 11, 2009 and March 12, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized

Representative Norton moved that HF984 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony on the bill:

Amos S. Deinard, MD, MPH, Adjunct Associate Professor, EpiCH; Associate Professor,
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Sara Noznesky, Minnesota Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Representative Thissen laid the bill over

HF1140 (Huntley) Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements

Representative Huntley moved that HF1140 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Huntley moved to amend HF1140 as follows:

Page 1, delete Section 1

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

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Providing testimony on the bill:

Sara Noznesky, Minnesota Medical Association
Twila Brase, President, Citizens' Council on Health Care

Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF1140, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required

Representative Huntley moved that HF1454 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

Terrence Clark, M.D., SMDC Health System

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Kathryn Kmit, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Representative Norton moved to amend HF1454 as follows:

Page 1, line 15, delete "2010" and insert "2011"

Representative Norton withdrew her amendment.

Representative Gottwalt moved to amend HF1454 as follows:

Page 1, line 15, delete "January 1, 2010" and insert "July 1, 2009"

Page 1, after line 17, insert:

"[Effective date.] The amendment to section 62J.497, subdivision 4, adding clause (2), is effective January 1, 2011."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF1454, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1567 (Huntley) Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made

Representative Huntley moved that HF1567 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 4:43 P.M.

Representative Huntley moved the A09-0139 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony on the bill:

James Golden, Ph.D., Director, Division of Health Policy, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Abeler moved the A09-0087 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley moved that HF1567, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified

Representative Liebling moved that HF1341 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Providing testimony in support of the bill:

John Stine, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Thissen moved the A09-0145 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H1341A1 amendment.

Representative Emmer requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:



AYES NAYS EXCUSED

THISSEN, Paul BROD, Laura HUNTLEY, Tom
ABELER, Jim EMMER, Tom LOEFFLER, Diane
BUNN, Julie LIEBLING, Tina MURPHY, Erin
FRITZ, Patti MACK, Tara
GARDNER, Paul NORTON, Kim
GOTTWALT, Steve
HAYDEN, Jeff
KELLY, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy
TORKELSON, Paul


On a vote of 12 AYES and 5 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:

Twila Brase, President, Citizens' Council on Health Care

Representative Emmer moved to amend HF1341, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 35, strike the "period" and insert "and the parents or legal guardians must provide a written acknowledgment of their informed consent to the testing."

Page 4, strike Section 8.

Representative Emmer requested a roll call on the amendment.

The Chair ruled Representative Emmer out of order.

Representative Brod requested a roll call vote on the ruling of the Chair. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS PASS
THISSEN, Paul BROD, Laura ABELER, Jim
BUNN, Julie EMMER, Tom
FRITZ, Patti GOTTWALT, Steve
GARDNER, Paul KELLY, Tim
HAYDEN, Jeff MACK, Tara
HUNTLEY, Tom TORKELSON, Paul




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LAINE, Carolyn
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
RUUD, Maria
THAO, Cy


On a vote of 13 AYES and 6 NAYS the ruling of the Chair was upheld.

Representative Thissen renewed his motion that HF1341, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 P.M.



Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR


Urszula Gryska
Committee Legislative Assistant
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03:20 - Gavel.
03:56 - HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized.
20:20 - HF1140 (Huntley) Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements.
35:28 - HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required.
58:08 - HF1567 (Huntley) Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made.
1:03:55 - HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized
HF1140 (Huntley) Patient-centered decision-making process required before state employee health insurance program and medical assistance reimbursements
HF1454 (Huntley) Uniform formulary exception document development required
HF1567 (Huntley) Electronic prescription drug program technical changes made
HF1554 (Winkler) Isolation and quarantine provisions and mass dispensing of medication provisions modified
HF1341 (Thissen) Newborn screening program provisions modified