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Health and Human Services Reform

TENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 16, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Gottwalt, Chair, of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:31P.M.on February 16, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GOTTWALT, Steve, Chair
MACK, Tara, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HOSCH, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PETERSON, Sandra
QUAM, Duane



Members excused: None

A quorum was not present.

HF 262 (Mack) Community paramedics added to the list of community health workers.

Representative Mack moved that HF262 be recommended to pass and be sent to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Mack moved the DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mack moved to orally amend HF262, as amended, by L. 24, delete "Office of Rural Health" and insert "Minnesota Department of Health". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 2:44 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the approval of the minutes of February 15, 2011 THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murphy moved to orally amend HF262 by: P.2 L.2.3 Delete "must" and insert "may". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Testifying on HF262 were Representative Mack, Dr. Mike Wilcox, Ambulance Medical Director, Linda Hamilton, RN, President of MN Nurses Association, Rene Cronquist, Director of Practice and Policy, MN Board of Nursing.

Representative Mack renews her motion the HF262, as amended, be recommended to pass and be referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mack assumed the gavel at 3:27 P.M.

HF199 (Gottwalt) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF199 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Gottwalt moved to orally amend HF199 by: delete P.3, L3.12 thru L.3.17.
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF199 were Representative Gottwalt, Twila Brase, Council on Health Freedom and Dr. Robert Geist.

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF199, as amended, be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

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

Voting YEA were Representatives Gottwalt, Mack, Abeler, Barrett, Benson
Franson, Gruenhagen, Kiffmeyer, Lohmer, McDonald, McElfatrick, and Quam.

Voting NAY were Representatives Fritz, Hosch, Huntley, Liebling, Loeffler, Moran, Murphy, Norton, and Peterson.

On a vote of 12 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:17 P.M.

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REP. STEVE GOTTWALT, CHAIR


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Shirley Koderick
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF262 (Mack) - Community paramedic certification created, commissioner required to determine medical assistance-covered services performed by community paramedics, and to evaluate the effect of coverage of services by a community paramedic.
  • HF199 (Gottwalt) - Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.
  • HF497 (Gottwalt) - Health insurance exchange created.
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House TV Video:
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01:23 - Gavel.
01:47 - HF262 (Mack) Community paramedics added to the list of community health workers.
56:10 - HF199 (Gottwalt) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.


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