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NINETEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 26, 2013

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MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION NINETEENTH MEETING


HOUSE HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


The nineteenth meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee began at 10:08 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

HF 455 (Schoen) - Chemical health navigation program created

Representative Schoen briefly explained the bill and testimony followed:

Cynthia Rupp, Division Manager, Washington County Community Services; also on
Behalf of Region 10 counties and Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA)
Kelly Harder, Dakota County Human Services and also on behalf of MICA

At 10:18 a.m. a quorum was present and Chair Huntley called the meeting officially to order.
The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Jim Abeler
Rep. Susan Allen
Rep. Matt Dean
Rep. Peter Fischer
Rep. Patti Fritz
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen
Rep. Laurie Halverson
Rep. Melissa Hortman
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tina Liebling
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused

Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
Rep. Joe Schomacker


Representative Dean moved HF 455 before the committee for consideration. Chair Huntley moved adoption of the A13-0097 amendment which Representative Schoen then explained. The motion prevailed and the A13-0097 was adopted. Representative Schoen also moved an oral amendment to the bill as follows:

Page 3, line 3.29, before the period insert "until these services are included in the health plans'
benefit set"

The motion prevailed and the oral amendment was adopted. Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

HF 74 (Schoen) - Ambulance services payment rates modified.




Minutes
February 26, 2013
Page 2

Testifying:

Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

HF 204 (Schoen - Level I trauma centers exempted from a payment rate reduction)

Chair Huntley moved HF 204 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

Testifying:

Dr. Kevin Croston, Chief Medical Officer of Provider Services, North Memorial Health System
Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst

Chair Huntley laid the bill over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

Representative Loeffler moved approval of the February 19, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed.

At 9:52 a.m. Representative Fritz took the gavel and Chair Huntley moved HF 380 (Schoen - Minnesota Ambulance Association appropriation specified as a onetime appropriation) be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Following brief discussion, Representative Huntley renewed his motion that HF 380 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. The motion prevailed.

Chair Fritz introduced 9th through 12th graders from Arcadia Charter School of Northfield who were participating in the Minnesota Historical Society Capitol Historic Site's "Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government" tour and education program. Committee members welcomed them with applause.

The meeting adjourned at 10:54 a.m.




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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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05:54 - Gavel.
06:05 - HF455 (Schoen) Chemical health navigation program created.
30:41 - HF74 (Schoen) Ambulance services payment rates modified.
32:42 - HF204 (Schoen) Level I trauma centers exempted from a payment rate reduction.
48:55 - HF380 (Huntley) Minnesota Ambulance Association appropriation specified as a onetime appropriation.
Runs 45 minutes.


HF455 (Schoen) Chemical health navigation program created.
HF74 (Schoen) Ambulance services payment rates modified.
HF204 (Schoen) Level I trauma centers exempted from a payment rate reuction.
HF380 (Huntley) Minnesota Ambulance Association appropriation specified as a onetime appropriation.
To testify, please contact the committee administrator at lucy.morgan@house.mn.
*Amendments are due to the committee administrator by 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 for this hearing*