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Health and Human Services Finance

SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 19, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Vice Chair Albright called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on January 19, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie
HAMILTON, Rod

HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick
Members Excused:
ALLEN, Susan

A quorum was present.

Rep. Zerwas moved the minutes of January 18, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee heard presentations from testifiers affected by and those who work inside the Direct Care and Treatment programs at the Minnesota Department of Human Services and answered questions from members. Those that testified were:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Connie Kishel, Helpline Advocate

Carole Olson, Executive Director, Forensic Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association

Eric Hesse, Security Counselor, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, St. Peter, AFSCME representative
Jackie Spanjers, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center, AFSCME representative
Aleathea Modlin, Direct Care Worker, Minnesota Specialty Health System, Brainerd, AFSCME representative

Krista Goettl, Patient Advocate, Minnesota Security Hospital, St. Peter, MAPE representative
Michael Moriarty, Rehabilitation Counselor Senior, Minnesota Security Hospital, St. Peter, MAPE representative

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 PM.



Representative Tony Albright, Vice-Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Continued discussion of direct care and treatment programs at the Department of Human Services, and the issues surrounding those programs affecting families, providers and staff.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.


Continued discussion of Direct Care and Treatment programs at the MN Department of Human Services and the issues surrounding those programs affecting families, providers and staff.