STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Michael Paymar
Representative Paymar, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:41 P.M. October 9, 2013 in Room 10 of the of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Public Safety Finance and Policy Members present:
A quorum was present.
The presenters listed below shared testimony on experiences in the field, trends, and research regarding controlled substances and synthetic drugs:
Regarding impact of synthetic drugs on emergency departments:
Dr. Mark Conterato, North Memorial Hospital
Regarding national trends on synthetic drugs:
Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Dialogues, Saint Paul
Regarding statutory limitations, proposals, and authority:
Wade Setter, Superintendent of the BCA
Regarding effects on drug treatment facilities:
Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, Clinical Toxicologist, Regions Hospital, Emergency Medicine Dept.
Regarding effects on users and substance abuse treatment facilities:
Adam Pederson, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Caleb Burch, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Eddie Loyd, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Charles Boehodie, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Jake McSpadden, Resident at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Regarding preventative education campaign and finding of the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy Work Group:
Asst. Commissioner Dave Hartford, Chemical & Mental Health Services, DHS
The meeting was adjourned at 2:43.
Representative Michael Paymar, Chair
DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant