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Health and Human Services Finance

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 01, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:06 PM on March 1, 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
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
HALEY, Barb

Rep. Considine moved the minutes of February 28, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 921 (KIEL) VACANT BED TREATMENT MODIFIED FOR PURPOSE OF PAYMENTS TO INTERMDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THERAPEUTIC LEAVE DAYS, REPORTS REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 921 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF 921 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:

Barb Turner, Vice President of External Affairs, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota.

HF 921, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 737 (PETERSON) MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED IN THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 737 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peterson presented HF 737 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:

Bruce Sutor, M.D., Mayo Clinic

HF 737, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 518 (ZERWAS) COMPLEX PEDIATRIC HOME CARE NURSING CATEGORY ESTABLISHED FOR HOME CARE NURSING SERVICES, AND PAYMENT RATE FOR HOME CARE NURSING SERVICES INCREASED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 518 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 518 to the committee.

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 1:26 PM.

Testifiers in Favor:

Judy Giel, Chief Clinical Officer, Pediatric Home Service
Becca Wurgler, mother of home care nursing patient
Rachel Erickson, mother, Oakdale
Dr. Roy Maynard, Medical Director, Pediatric Home Service
Kari Irber, Budget Manager, Department of Human Services

HF 518, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 102 (ZERWAS) AMBULATORY SERVICE INTERGOVERNMENTAL TRANSFER MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 102 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 102 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:

Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

HF 102, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 103 (ZERWAS) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE INCREASE FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE SCOPE EXPANDED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 103 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 103 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:

Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association

HF 103 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 PM.

Representative Matt Dean, Chair


Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF921 (Kiel) - Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF737 (Peterson) - Mental health innovation grant program established, mental health innovation account established in the special revenue fund, and money appropriated.
  • HF518 (Zerwas) - Complex pediatric home care nursing category established for home care nursing services, and payment rate for home care nursing services increased.
  • HF102 (Zerwas) - Ambulatory service intergovernmental transfer modified.
  • HF103 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance rate increase for ambulance services scope expanded.
House TV Video:
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00:24 - HF921 (Kiel) Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.
07:29 - HF737 (Peterson) Mental health innovation grant program established, mental health innovation account established in the special revenue fund, and money appropriated.
17:42 - HF518 (Zerwas) Complex pediatric home care nursing category established for home care nursing services, and payment rate for home care nursing services increased.
1:11:16 - HF102 (Zerwas) Ambulatory service intergovernmental transfer modified.
1:37:38 - HF103 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance rate increase for ambulance service scope expanded.
Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.


If you would like to testify, please contact Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant, at shiloh.larson@house.mn