STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE
Representative Abeler, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 P.M. on January 31, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chair
KIFFMEYER, Mary, Vice Chair
No members were excused.
Chair Abeler called the meeting to order at 12:30 P.M.
A quorum was not present.
Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, DHS, Gail Dorfman, Hennepin County Commissioner, and Daniel Engstrom, Hennepin County, Assistant County Administrator for Human Services and Public Health, presented an implementation update on Emergency Medical Assistance.
Chair Abeler officially called the meeting to order at 12:46 P.M.
A quorum was present.
Kate Lerner, County Relations Director, DHS, Chris Sorenson, Southwest Health and Human Services, Terry Smith, Wabasha County Human Services, and Charity Floen, Steele County Human Services, testified on the County Service Delivery Authority.
Representative Hamilton moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on January 26, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Abeler moved to send the committee's recommendations to the bonding committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Erma Viznor, Chairwoman, White Earth, Anne Barry, Deputy Commissioner, DHS, Vern LaPlante, Director of the Office of Indian Policy, DHS, and Monte Fox, White Earth Health Director, presented the White Earth Social Services Transition Update.
Michael Scandrett, MN Safety Net Coalition, Mikael Pensec, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Ted Schmidt, Cerenity Humbolt, Kim DeFranco, Welfare Rights Committee, Shawntera Hardy, Regions Hospital, HealthPartners, and Julie Marquardt, Director of Health Services, DHS, testified on Emergency Medical Assistance.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:17 P.M.
REP. JIM ABELER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant