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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - May 17, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 8:40 AM on May 17, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

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
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
HALVERSON, Laurie

Rep. Albright moved the minutes of March 29, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee held an informational hearing on two bills: HF 747 and HF 2676.

HF 747 (HAMILTON) PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED, AND DRUG BENEFIT TRANSPARENCY DISCLOSURE REQUIRED

Representative Hamilton presented HF 747 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Julie Anderson, Physician, Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Phil Raines, Minnesota Independent Physicians Association
Andy Behm, Vice President of the Office of Clinical Evaluation and Policy, Express Scripts
Abigail Stoddard, Prime Therapeutics
Bentley Graves, Director of Health Care Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Charlie Fazio, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Health Partners
Tom Keliher, Owner, Keliher Government Affairs Consulting

The committee recessed at 9:59 AM.

The committee reconvened at 5:53 PM.

HF 2676 (DEAN, M) PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT ESTABLISHED, HEALTH COMMISSIONER AUTHORIZED TO USE FUNDS FROM THE ACCOUNT, AND MONEY TRANSFERRED

Representative Dean presented HF 2676 to the Committee.

The Minnesota Department of Health gave a presentation on the recent infectious diseases outbreaks across the state and answered member questions.

Presenters:
Kristen Ehresmann, Director, Infectious Disease Division, Minnesota Department of Health
Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Dean presented the A10 amendment.

Testifiers:
Lorna Schmidt, Executive Director, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 PM.


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Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant













More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF747 (Hamilton) - Prescription drug coverage prior authorization requirements modified, and drug benefit transparency disclosure required.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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00:28 - HF747 (Hamilton) Prescription drug coverage prior authorization requirements modified, and drug benefit transparency disclosure required.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 19 minutes.


HF XXXX (Dean, M) - Public Health Response Contingency Account

**The hearing on the bills is informational only. There will be no official committee action taken.**

Additional bills may be added.

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