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Health and Human Services Finance

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 05, 2013

MINUTES


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

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


The thirty-second meeting of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Committee began at 10:14 a.m. in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building on Friday, April 5, 2013. A quorum was not present so Chair Huntley invited testifiers to begin speaking on behalf of their bills.

HF 1002 (Schoen) - Criminal background check process established for individuals licensed by the health-related licensing boards and commissioner of health, and money appropriated.

Representative Schoen gave a brief overview of his bill. Shirley Brekken of the Minnesota Board of Nursing was present and available for questions.

HF 1462 (Fritz) - Children's hospital payment rates modified.

Chair Huntley asked Margaret Perryman, Chief Executive Officer, to be seated at the testimony table and congratulated her on her 25 years of outstanding service to Gillette Children's Hospital. Ms. Perryman will be retiring at the end of the year.

Representative Fritz gave a brief overview of her bill, noting an upcoming amendment will designate pediatric outpatient only. James Haddigan also testified to the bill.

At 10:34 a.m. a quorum was present and the Chair formally called the meeting to order. The committee legislative assistant noted the roll:

Members Present:

Rep. Thomas Huntley, Chair
Rep. Kim Norton, Vice Chair
Rep. Peter Fischer
Rep. Patti Fritz
Rep. Laurie Halverson
Rep. Carolyn Laine
Rep. Tina Liebling
Rep. Diane Loeffler
Rep. Rena Moran
Rep. Jerry Newton
Rep. Duane Quam
Rep. Joe Schomacker

Members Excused:
Rep. Jim Abeler
Rep. Susan Allen
Rep. Matt Dean
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen
Rep. Melissa Hortman
Rep. Tara Mack
Rep. Joe McDonald
Rep. Nick Zerwas

Representative Fritz moved HF 1462 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill, and further moved adoption of and explained the A13-0389 amendment. The motion prevailed. The A13-0389 amendment was adopted. Following discussion, Chair Huntley laid the bill over, as amended.





Minutes
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April 5, 2013



HF 1002 (Schoen) - Criminal background check process established for individuals licensed by the health-related licensing boards and commissioner of health, and money appropriated.

Chair Huntley moved HF 1002 be recommended to pass and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill. Following discussion, the Chair laid the bill over.

Representative Norton moved approval of the April 3, 2013 minutes. The motion prevailed.

HF 1233 (Huntley) - Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Bill (Continued)

Vice Chair Norton took the gavel and the Department of Human Services presented their overviews of HF 1233, as amended:

Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner
Julie Marquardt, Health Care Operations Manager
Karen Giusto, State Program Administration Manager, Health Care
Jerry Kerber, Inspector General
Vicki Kunerth, Deputy Division Director, Human Services Office of Inspector General
Chuck Johnson, Chief Financial Officer

Discussion occurred throughout. Vice Chair Norton laid the bill over as amended and adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.












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Thomas E. Huntley, Chair


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Kim Norton, Vice Chair


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Jan Horner, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Documents:

HF 1233 (Huntley): Health and human services budget established and various provisions modified; home and community-based services redesigned; community first services and support, and autism early intensive intervention benefits established; money appropriated; and MinnesotaCare changes.
Walkthrough of health care and operations portions of the DHS governor's supplemental budget.
(Pending proper referral from floor) HF1002 (Schoen) Criminal background check process established for individuals licensed by the health-related licensing boards and commissioner of health, and money appropriated.
HF1462 (Fritz) Children's hospital payment rates modified.
To sign up to testify on HF1002 or HF1462, please email lucy.morgan@house.mn.
*Agenda subject to change*
*Testimony will be taken on HF 1233 next week*