STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
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.
DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
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.
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.
Kristen Ehresmann, Director, Infectious Disease Division, Minnesota Department of Health
Dan Pollock, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Representative Dean presented the A10 amendment.
Lorna Schmidt, Executive Director, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota
The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 PM.
Representative Matt Dean, Chair
Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant