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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 14, 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
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
ALLEN, Susan
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Rep. Albright moved the minutes of March 9, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 874 (HAMILTON) HOUSING NEEDS FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Hamilton moved HF 874 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 873 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

HF 874 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 873 (HAMILTON) INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY REIMBURSEMENT RATES MODIFIED FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS

Representative Hamilton moved HF 873 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton moved the A1 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean moved for reconsideration of the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS RECONSIDERED.

Testifiers on the A1 Amendment:
Ethan Vogel, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 5.
Rochelle Westlund, Association of Minnesota Counties
Kevin Goodno, Best Life Alliance

Representative Murphy requested a roll call on the A1 amendment.

Representative Hamilton withdrew the A1 amendment.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 873 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Pam Gonella, Chair, Best Life Alliance
Jerald Haley, Stillwater, Minnesota
Star Omorodion, St. Paul, Minnesota
Liz McCambridge, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota

HF 873 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1176 (HAMILTON) MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER RATE INCREASE PROVIDED

Representative Hamilton moved HF 1176 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 1176 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Elizabeth Fleming, Doctoral Student, St. Mary’s University
Mary Reagan, Executive Director, Aspire Minnesota

Representative Hamilton moved the A2 amendment. THE AMMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 1176 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1350 (FRANSON) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SPENDDOWN PROCEDURES MODIFIED

Representative Franson moved HF 1350 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Franson presented HF 1350 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Al Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Caring Hands Dental Clinic

HF 1350 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 225 (ZERWAS) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ASSET AND SPENDDOWN LIMITS INCREASED FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND, HAVE DISABILITIES, OR ARE 65 OLDER

Representative Zerwas moved HF 225 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 225 to the committee.

HF 225 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 2201 (SCHOMACKER) ADVANCED CARE PLANNING ON END-OF-LIFE CARE CHOICES FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 2201 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 2201 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Karen Peterson, executive Director, Honoring Choices Minnesota
Dr. Richard Shank, Volunteer Ambassador, Honoring Choices Minnesota

HF 2201 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 2117 (PIERSON) MINNESOTA STATE COUNCIL ON DISABILITY FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 2117 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Pierson presented HF 2117 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Nancy Fitzsimons, Council Member, Minnesota State Council on Disability
Joan Wilkshire, Executive Director, Minnesota State Council on Disability

HF 2117 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1561 (HAMILTON) MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE TELEMEDICINE SERVICES, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE LIMIT ON TELECEDICNE ENCOUNTERS MODIFIED

Representative Hamilton moved HF 1561 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Hamilton presented HF 1561 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Jinny Palen, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs

HF 1561 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

HF 1166 (BACKER) RATE SETTING ANALYSIS REPORT REQUIRED

Representative Backer moved HF 1166 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

Representative Backer presented HF 1166 to the committee.

Testifiers in Favor:
Julie Marquardt, Purchasing and Service Delivery, Department of Human Services

HF 1166 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Health and Human Services Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:54 PM.



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Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant









More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF874 (Hamilton) - Housing needs funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF873 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
  • HF225 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance asset and spenddown limits increased for persons who are blind, have disabilities, or are 65 or older.
  • HF1166 (Backer) - Rate setting analysis report required.
  • HF1350 (Franson) - Medical assistance spenddown procedures modified.
  • HF1176 (Hamilton) - Mental health provider rate increase provided.
  • HF1561 (Hamilton) - Mental health practitioners allowed to provide telemedicine services, and medical assistance limit on telemedicine encounters modified.
  • HF2201 (Schomacker) - Advanced care planning on end-of-life care choices funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2117 (House author not found.) - Minnesota State Council on Disability funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1349 (Franson) - Urgent dental care service pilot project established, and critical access dental provider payments modified.
  • HF2063 (Theis) - Home Care Provider Advisory Council duties modified with respect to the use of revenue generated by fines on providers.
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00:24 - HF874 (Hamilton) Housing needs funding provided, and money appropriated.
27:53 - HF873 (Hamilton) Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
1:00:47 - HF1176 (Hamilton) Mental health provider rate increase provided.
1:11:54 - HF1350 (Franson) Medical Assistance spenddown procedures modified.
1:18:33 - HF225 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance asset and spenddown limits increased for persons who are blind, have disabilities, or are 65 or older.
1:24:59 - HF2201 (Schomacker) Advanced care planning on end-of-life care choices funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:33:49 - HF2117 (Pierson) Minnesota State Council on Disability funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:43:42 - HF1561 (Hamilton) Mental health practitioners allowed to provide telemedicine services, and Medical Assistance limit on telemedicine encounters modified.
1:46:09 - HF1166 (Backer) Rate setting analysis report required.
Due to the committee running long, we had to leave this meeting early to get to the next scheduled meeting.
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.


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

Due to the number of bills on the agenda, please limit testimony to two minutes.

Additional bills may be added to the agenda.