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Health and Human Services Finance

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2013

MINUTES


MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STATE OF MINNESOTA
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION TWENTY-SECOND MEETING


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


The twenty-second meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee was called to order at 10:13 a.m. in Room 200 of the State Office Building on Thursday, March 5, 2013. A quorum was present and the committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice 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. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Members Excused

Rep. Joe McDonald

Representative Loeffler moved approval of the February 27 and February 28, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed.

HF 483 (Fritz) - Newborn screening required for critical heart disease

Representative Fritz moved HF483 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved adoption of the H0483A2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H0483A2 amendment was adopted.

Representative Nick Zerwas testified and following discussion, Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended.

HF 220 (Fritz) Childcare licensure requirement regarding infant sleep position modified.

Representative Fritz moved HF 220 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Michelle Wilson of the Minnesota Child Care Association testified and discussion followed. Representative Fritz renewed her motion that HF 220 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. The motion prevailed.


Minutes
Page 2
March 5, 2013


HF 777 - (Newton) ICF/DD and home and community-cased service providers reimbursement rates modified and money appropriated

Representative Newton moved HF 777 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Chair Huntley moved adoption of an oral amendment as follows:

Page 3, line 3.5, delete "two" and insert "five"

Following brief discussion, the motion prevailed and the oral amendment was adopted.

Representative Newton explained his bill and Bruce Nelson of Association of Residential Resources Minnesota (ARRM) testified as well as the following individuals:

Lynn Jenson, Wingspan Life Resources
Sam Subah, ARRM, Dakota Communities
Peggy Eck (family member), ARRM, Dakota Communities
Judy Marder (family Member), ARRM, Dakota Communities
Roberta Blomster, Merrick, Inc (Self Advocate)

Following discussion, Representative Newton renewed his motion that HF 777, as amended, be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended.

HF 387 (Dorholt) Critical access mental health services medical assistance reimbursement rate increased

Representative Huntley moved HF 387 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved adoption of the H0387A1 amendment.. A technical error was noted so the Chair incorporated the following oral amendment to the H0387A1 amendment:

line 1.3, after "the" insert "second"

Testifying:

Dr. Daniel Christensen, Minnesota Psychological Association

Following Dr. Christensen's testimony another technical amendment was noted and Chair Huntley moved adoption of an oral amendment to the H0387A1 amendment as follows:

line 1.3, delete "before" and insert "after"

The motion prevailed. 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 550 (Liebling) Integrated behavioral health care coordination model pilot funding provided, and money appropriated

Representative Liebling moved HF 550 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

Testifying:

David E. Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center

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






Minutes
Page 3
March 5, 2013



HF 358 (Loeffler) - Electronic survey of providers required for pediatric services and children's mental health services, and new mental health services covered under medical assistance

Representative Loeffler moved HF 358 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill and further moved adoption of the H0358A5 amendment. The motion prevailed. The H0358A5 amendment was adopted. Representative Loeffler briefly explained her bill. Testifying were:

Mary Regan, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies
Alma Marquez, Wilder Foundation

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

The meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m.





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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF483 (Fritz) - Newborn screening required for critical heart disease.
  • HF220 (Fritz) - Child care licensure requirement regarding infant sleep position modified.
  • HF777 (Newton) - Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) and home and community-based service provider reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF387 (Dorholt) - Critical access mental health services medical assistance reimbursement rate increased.
  • HF550 (Liebling) - Integrated behavioral health care coordination model pilot funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF358 (Loeffler) - Children's mental health and pediatric services electronic survey of providers required, and new mental health services covered under medical assistance.
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