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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 07, 2017

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


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on March 7, 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

Rep. Pierson moved the minutes of March 6, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 490 (LIEN) MOORHOEAD; NURSING FACILITY OPERATING PAYMENT RATE MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 490 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Lien presented HF 490 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Jon Riewer, President, Eventide Senior Living Communities

HF 490 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 803 (BAKER) SENIOR CARE WORKFORCE INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 803 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Baker presented HF 490 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Pat Thomas, Director in Adult Education, Marshall, Minnesota

HF 803 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 941 (POPPE) CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVISIONS MODIFIED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 941 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A17 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Poppe presented HF 941 to the committee.

HF 941, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 942 (POPPE) ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY SUPPORTS MODIFIED

Representative Dean moved HF 942 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Dean moved the A17 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe presented HF 942 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor
Rachel Shands, Aging and Adult Services Division, Department of Human Services

HF 942, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 804 (KIEL) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AND EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIP MODIFIED, ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS BY LICENSED PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 804 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Kiel presented HF 804 to the committee.

At 1:24 PM, Vice Chair Albright assumed the gavel.

Testifiers in Favor:
Erin Buie, Care Providers of Minnesota
Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge Minnesota
Will Wilson, Primary Care Financial and Technical Assistance Programs Supervisor, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Representative Albright moved an oral amendment to strike sections 4 and 5 from the bill. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 804, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1400 (SCHOMACKER) NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING AND COMPETENCY EVALUATIONS REIMBURSABLEEXPENSE PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 1400 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 1400 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Pat Thomas, Director in Adult Education, Marshall, Minnesota

Representative Schomacker renewed his motion that HF 1400 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 823 (SCHOMACKER) ELDERLY WAIVER PROGRAM REFORMED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 823 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

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

Representative Schomacker presented HF 823 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Todd Bergstrom, Care Providers of Minnesota
Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota

HF 823, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 500 (SCHOMACKER) NURSING FACILITY PAYMENT SYSTEM POLICY AND TECHNICAL CHANGES MADE, AND REPORT REQUIRED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 500 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 500 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Todd Bergstrom, Care Providers of Minnesota
Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge Minnesota
Valerie Cooke, Director, Nursing Facility Rates and Policy Division, Department of Human Services

HF 500 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 582 (SCHOMACKER) HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO MAY BE EMPLOYED BY SUPPLEMENTAL NURSING SERVICE AGENCIES OVERSEEN BY TE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 582 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 582 to the committee.

HF 582 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:09 PM.




Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF490 (Lien) - Moorhead; nursing facility operating payment rate modified.
  • HF941 (Poppe) - Caregiver support programs and services provisions modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF942 (Poppe) - Essential community supports modified.
  • HF803 (Baker) - Senior care workforce innovation grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF500 (Schomacker) - Nursing facility payment system policy and technical changes made, and report required.
  • HF804 (Kiel) - Health professional loan forgiveness program and employee scholarship program modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF582 (Schomacker) - Health professionals who may be employed by supplemental nursing service agencies overseen by the health commissioner modified, and nursing home and nursing facility costs governing provisions modified.
  • HF823 (Schomacker) - Elderly waiver program reformed, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1400 (Schomacker) - Nursing assistant training and competency evaluations reimbursable expense provisions modified.
House TV Video:
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00:28 - HF490 (Lien) Moorhead; nursing facility operating payment rate modified.
06:12 - HF803 (Baker) Senior care workforce innovation grant program established, and money appropriated.
10:46 - HF941 (Poppe) Caregiver support programs and services provisions modified, and money appropriated.
13:03 - HF942 (Poppe) Essential community supports modified.
18:12 - HF804 (Kiel) Health professional loan forgiveness program and employee scholarship modified, administration of medications by licensed personnel authorized, and money appropriated.
32:46 - HF1400 (Schomacker) Nursing assistant training and competency evaluations reimbursable expense provisions modified.
37:52 - HF823 (Schomacker) Elderly waiver program reformed, and money appropriated.
48:04 - HF500 (Schomacker) Nursing facility payment system policy and technical changes made, and report required.
1:02:11 - HF582 (Schomacker) Health professionals who may be employed by supplemental nursing service agencies overseen by the commissioner of health modified.
Runs 1 hour, 3 minutes.


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