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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTY SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 21, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SEVENTH 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 2:37 P.M. on March 21, 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

Member excused: HOSCH, Larry

Representative Gottwalt began the meeting at 2:31 P.M. A quorum was not present.
Representative Gottwalt officially called the meeting to order at 2:35. A quorum was present.


HF595 (Anderson, B.) Radiation therapy facility construction moratorium repealed.

Representative Gottwalt moved that HF595 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Testifying on HF595were:
Representative Bruce Anderson
Cody Wiberg, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Representative Gottwalt renewed his motion that HF595 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Moran moved the approval of the minutes of March 20, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1683 and HF2252 were presented as a co-presentation.

HF 1683 (Norton) Foster care licensing moratorium exception created.

Representative Norton moved that HF1683 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Norton moved the following oral amendment to the H1683DE3 amendment:

"Section 1. FOSTER CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM.
The commissioner of human services shall identify and coordinate with one or more
counties that agree to issue a license and authorize funding for licensed foster care for
people with autism who are currently receiving home and community-based services
under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.092 or 256B.49; Children eligible under this section must be in an out-of home-placement approved by the lead agency that has the legal responsibility Nothing in this section must be construed as restricting an individual's
choice of provider. The commissioner will assist the interested county or counties with
obtaining necessary capacity within the moratorium under Minnesota Statutes, section
245A.03, subdivision 7. The commissioner shall coordinate with the interested counties
and issue a request for information to identify providers who have the training and skills
to meet the needs of the individuals identified in this section. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Norton moved the H1683DE3 amendment as amended. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1683 were:
Representative Norton
Dr. Sheryl Grassie
Kim Kang, Outreach Advocate
Regina Wagner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jackie Trapp, Parent of child with Autism
Alice Ploghoft, Parent of child with Autism
Nancy Anson, Parent of child with Autism
Steve Larson, Public Policy Director, The Arc of Minnesota

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF1683 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2252 (Lohmer) Residential campus for individuals with autism plan development by the commissioner of human services instructed.

Representative Lohmer moved that HF2252 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testifying on HF2252 were;
Representative Lohmer
Representative Norton
Dr. Sheryl Grassie
Kim Kang, Outreach Advocate
Regina Wagner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jackie Trapp, Parent of child with Autism
Alice Ploghoft, Parent of child with Autism
Nancy Anson, Parent of child with Autism
Steve Larson, Public Policy Director, The Arc of Minnesota

Representative Lohmer moved that HF2252 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2532 (Barrett) Electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed.

Representative Barrett moved that HF2532 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Testifying on HF2532 were:
Representative Barrett
Cody Wiberg

Representative Barrett renewed his motion that HF2532 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. . THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:01 P.M

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Representative Steve Gottwalt, Chair

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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1683 (Norton) - Foster care established for people with autism.
  • HF2252 (Lohmer) - Residential campus for individuals with autism plan developed by the commissioner of human services.
  • HF2532 (Barrett) - Electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed.
  • HF595 (Anderson) - Criteria established that must be met before a new radiation therapy facility can be constructed, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
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 20.
Additional bills may be added.