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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 14, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 2:31 P.M. on March 14, 2012, 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
ALLEN, Susan
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
NORTON, Kim
PETERSON, Sondra
QUAM, Duane
Representative Gottwalt began the meeting at 2:31 P.M. A quorum was not present.
Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 2:34. A quorum was present.

HF1918 (Dean) State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the legislature.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1918 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.

Testifying on HF1918 were:
Representative Dean
Twila Brase
Scott Leitz, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF1918 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2340 (Holberg) Abortion facility licensure required.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF2340 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF2340 were:
Representative Holberg
Andrea Rau, Legislative Associate, MCCL
Linnea House, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
Jim Koppel, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2340 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

AYES NAYS ABSENT
GOTTWALT, Steve ALLEN, Susan MORAN, Rena
MACK, Tara HUNTLEY, Thoma
ABELER, Jim LIEBLING, Tina
BARRETT, Bob MURPHY, Erin
BENSON, Mike NORTON, Kim
FRANSON, Mary ` PETERSON, Sondra
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
QUAM, Duane


On a vote of 14 AYES and 6 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1972 (Davids) Dentists and dental hygienists licensed in another state temporary permit to practice without compensation provided.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF1972 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Gottwalt moved the A12-0732 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Gottwalt moved to orally amend the a12-0732 amendment by: P.2, L2.8 "delete" shall and "add" may, L.2.9 "delete" not, "insert", after fee, not to exceed $25.00. The fee may be paid by the applicant or the sponsoring organization. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1972 were:
Representative Davids
Laura Kramer, Director of Government Affairs, MN Dental Association
Marshall Schragg, Executive Director, MN Board of Dentistry
Dr. David Linde, President, MN Board of Dentistry

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF1972 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1492 (Lohmer) State Advisory Council on Mental Health member added.

Representative Lohmer moved that HF1492 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Lohmer moved to orally amend HF1492 by: P.1,L.2.8 "strike" 30 and "insert"
31. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1492 were:
Representative Lohmer
Henry Erdman

Representative Lohmer renewed her motion that HF1492 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF926 (Gottwalt) Health coverage mandate evaluation provisions changed.

Representative Gottwalt moved to re-refer HF926 to the committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was recessed at 4:17 P.M.

The committee was re-convened at 6:52 P.M. by Representative Norton.

HF2379 (Gottwalt) Licensing moratorium exception provided for adult foster care homes, and certification requirements established.

Representative Gottwlalt moved that HF2379 be recommended to pass and be sent to

Representative Gottwalt moved the H2237A1 admement with the following oral amendments; L.1.10 "add" after (b). This certification is voluntary for license holders,. "delete" L.2.4. THE AMENDMENT AS ORALLY AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2371 were:
Representative Gottwalt
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF2371, as amended, be recommended to pass and be sent to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2041 (Abeler) Dental licensing provision changes made.

Representative Liebling moved that HF2041 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety.

Representative Liebling offered the following oral amendment: ‘strike" L.6.5 thru L.8.6. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2041 were:
Representative Liebling
Marshall Schragg, Executive Director, MN Board of Dentistry
Dr. David Linde, President, MN Board of Dentistry

Representative Liebling renewed her motion that HF204, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:52 P.M.



___________________________
Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair

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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1918 (Dean) - State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the legislature.
  • HF1972 (Davids) - Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistant guest license provisions modified.
  • HF2041 (Abeler) - Dental licensing provision changes made.
  • HF2379 (Gottwalt) - Adult foster care home certification requirements established.
  • HF926 (Gottwalt) - Health coverage mandate evaluation provisions changed.
  • HF1492 (Lohmer) - State Advisory Council on Mental Health member added.
  • HF2340 (Holberg) - Abortion facility licensure required, facility license fee set, and money appropriated.
Documents:

If you wish to testify, please contact Holly Iverson via email at holly.iverson@house.mn
Please have amendments submitted to Holly Iverson by 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13.
Additional bills may be added to the agenda.