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Health and Human Services Finance

52nd MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 10, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA 52nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 1:04 PM on April 10, 2018, 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
ALLEN, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
CONSIDINE, Jack
FISCHER, Peter
FRANSON, Mary
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HALEY, Barb
HALVERSON, Laurie, Rod
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOONAN, Bob
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
ZERWAS, Nick

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie
LOHMER, Kathy

Rep. Albright moved the minutes of March 29, 2018 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4198 (BENNETT) SCHOOL-LINKED MENTAL HEALTH TELEMEDICINE GRANTS FUNDING PROVIDED, REPORT REQUIRED AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 4198 be laid over.

Representative Bennett presented HF 4198 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Board Association

HF 4198 was laid over.

HF 3133 (KOZNICK) STABLE HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR YOUTH GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, REPORT REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3133 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Koznick presented HF 3133 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jen Polzin, President and CEO, Tubman

HF 3133 as amended was laid over.

HF 4135 (FRANKE) SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY SERVICE FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 4135 be laid over.

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

Representative Franke presented HF 4135 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Audrey Suker, CEO ServeMinnesota
Dr. Peter Nelson, ServeMinnesota
Katie Boardman, Administrator, MN Association of Sober Homes and National Alliance for Recovery Residences

HF 4135 as amended was laid over.

HF 3650 (KRESHA) OPIOID ABUSE PILOT PREVENTION PROJECT AND E-LEARNING GUIDED PRACTICE MODEL FUNDING PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3650 be laid over.

Representative Kresha presented HF 3650 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Kurt Devine, Physician, Family Medical Center.
Heather Bell, Physician, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
Andrea Hunt, Nurse, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

HF 3650 was laid over.

HF 3132 (ZERWAS) AUDIT TO IDENTIFY THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY RELATED TO MINNESOTA HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS REQUIRED, AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER REQUIRED TO CONTRACT WITH A VENDOR FOR THIRD-PARTY RECOVERY

Representative Zerwas moved HF 3132 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 3132 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Louis DeLong, Co-Founder and Sales Director, Cornerstone Medicaid Solutions, Inc.
Cort Holten, Lobbyist, Cornerstone Medicaid Solutions, Inc.

HF 3132 was laid over.

HF 3139 (DEAN) PRESCRIBED PEDIATRIC EXTENDED CARE CENTER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED, PRESCRIBED PEDIATRIC EXTENDED CARE CENTER SERVICES ADDED TO LIST OF COVERED SERVICES UNDER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER DIRECTED TO SEEK NECESSARY AMENDMENTS

Chair Dean moved HF 3139 be laid over.

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

Testifier on the Amendment:
Susan Wingert, Founder, Pediatric Home Service

Chair Dean presented HF 3139 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Stacey Vogele, mother of child with medical complexities
Debbi Harris, Parent Advocate
Jean Bender, Parent Advocate
Kari Irber, Human Services Manager, Department of Human Services
Alex Bartolic, Human Services Manager, Department of Human Services

HF 3139 as amended was laid over.

HF 3734 (PIERSON) PROJECT LEGACY GRANT PROVIDED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Pierson moved HF 3734 be laid over.

Representative Pierson presented HF 3734 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Karen Edmonds, Project Legacy
Denis Paul, Project Legacy

HF 3734 was laid over.

The committee recessed at 2:46 PM.

The committee reconvened at 6:30 PM.

HF 481 (KIEL) PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MODIFIED

Chair Dean made a motion to take HF 481 off the table.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dean moved the A3-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel presented HF 481 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jeff Bangsberg, Disability Advocate
Michelle Lacy, Program Participant, Personal Care Assistant Program

HF 481 as amended was laid over.

HF 2919 ((KIEL) COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE TELEMEDICINE SERVICES, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE LIMIT FOR TELEMEDICINE ENCOUNTERS ELIMINATED.

Chair Dean moved HF 2919 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifiers on the Amendment:
Allie Elbert, Community Health Services Administrator, Meeker, McLeod, and Sibley Counties
Brian McDaniel, Lobbyist, Local Public Health Association

Representative Kiel presented HF 2919 to the committee.

HF 2919 as amended was laid over.

HF 2987 (KIEL) DRUG REPOSITORY PROGRAM CREATED

Chair Dean moved HF 2987 be laid over.

Representative Kiel presented HF 2987 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Hannah Van Ochten, Student Pharmacist
Rowan Mahon, Student Pharmacist

HF 2987 was laid over.

HF 2761 (ALBRIGHT) HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER REQUIRED TO RECONCILE MINNESOTACARE PREMIUM AMOUNTS BY A SPECIFIC DATE, AND DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE AND CONTINGENT TRANSFERS BY THE MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET COMMISIONER PROVIDED

Representative Albright moved HF 2761 be laid over.

Representative Albright presented HF 2761 to the committee.

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

Testifiers on the Amendment:
Chuck Johnson, Acting Commissioner, Department of Human Services

Testifiers:
Elizabeth Bangert, Owner, Here We Grow Earth Childhood Center

HF 2761 was laid over.

HF 3198 (HALEY) LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR REQUESTED TO SUTDY AND REPORT ON DISPARITIES IN HEALTH INSURANCE RATES, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3198 be laid over.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3198 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Joel Alter, Program Evaluation Division, Office of the Legislative Auditor

HF 3198 was laid over.

HF 2760 (BACKER) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RATE INCREASE FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES SCOPE EXPANDED

Representative Backer moved HF 2760 be laid over.

Representative Backer presented HF 2760 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Buck McAlpin, Government Affairs, Minnesota Ambulance Association

HF 2760 was laid over.

HF 3820 (BAKER) ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IMPLEMENTATION GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION REGARDING ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING

Chair Dean moved HF 3820 be laid over.

Representative Baker presented HF 3820 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Diane Rydrych, Health Policy Division Director, Minnesota Department of Health

HF 3820 was laid over.

HF 3402 (HAMILTON) HOUSING SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE RATE INCREASED, HOUSING SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE RATE INCREASE AND GRANT FUNDING PROVIDED FOR HOUSING WITH SUPPORTS FOR ADULTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Hamilton moved HF 3402 be laid over.

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

Representative Hamilton presented HF 3402 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Bev Turner, Catholic Charities
Chris Michels, Program Manager, Catholic Charities
Senta Leff, Executive Director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless and Co-Chair of Homes for All
Daris Nordby, Self and Community Advocate
Julie Grothe, Service Coordinator, Guild Incorporated

HF 3402 as amended was laid over.

HF 3191 (SCHOMACKER) DISABILITY WAIVER RATE SYSTEM MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3191 be laid over.

Representative Schomacker moved the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3191 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Judy Marder, Chair, Best Life Alliance
Kevin Goodno, Government Relations Specialist, Best Life Alliance

Representative Liebling moved the A5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Considine moved the A7 amendment.

Representative Considine requested a roll call.

AYES
MURPHY
CONSIDINE
LIEBLING
LOEFFLER
PINTO
SCHULTZ

NAYS
DEAN
ALBRIGHT
BACKER
FRANSON
GRUENHAGEN
HAMILTON
HEINTZEMAN
JOHNSON
PIERSON
SCHOMACKER
ZERWAS

ABSENT
ALLEN
FISCHER
HALEY
HALVERSON
LOHMER
LOONAN

There being 6 ayes, 11 nays, and 6 absent. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

HF 3191 as amended was laid over.

HF 3193 (SCHOMACKER) DAY TRAINING AND HABILITATION SERVICES AND PREVOCATIONAL SERVICES PROVISIONS MODIFIED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3193 be laid over.

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

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3193 to the committee.

HF 3193 as amended was laid over.

HF 3530 (ALBRIGHT) ADVISORY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED ON PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS AND PEDIATRIC ACUTE-ONSET NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYNDROME

Representative Albright moved HF 3530 be laid over.

Representative Albright presented HF 3530 to the committee.

HF 3530 was laid over.

HF 3575 (ALBRIGHT) HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RESTRUCTURING WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED, AND REPORT REQUIRED

Representative Albright moved HF 3575 be laid over.

Representative Albright moved the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright presented HF 3575 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Elizabeth Bangert, Owner, Here We Grow Earth Childhood Center

HF 3573 as amended was laid over.

At 9:47 PM, Representative Pierson assumed the gavel.

HF 3534 (DEAN) OPIOID REDUCTION PILOT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Dean moved HF 3534 be laid over.

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

Representative Dean presented HF 3534 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Peter Carlson, Community Paramedic, North Memorial Hospital

HF 3534 as amended was laid over.

HF 2574 (DEAN) RARE DISEASES ADVISROY COUNCIL ESTABLISHMENT REQUESTED TO PROVIDE ADVICE ON ISSUES

Representative Dean moved HF 2574 be laid over.

Representative Dean presented HF 2574 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Erica Barnes, Parent Advocate

HF 2574 was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 PM.
_______________________________________
Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4198 (Bennett) - School-linked mental health telemedicine grants funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF4135 (Franke) - Substance abuse recovery service funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3734 (House author not found.) - Project Legacy grant provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3650 (Kresha) - Opioid abuse pilot prevention project and e-learning guided practice model funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3575 (Albright) - Human Services Department restructuring working group established, and report required.
  • HF3534 (Dean) - Opioid reduction pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3530 (Albright) - Advisory council established on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
  • HF3191 (Schomacker) - Disability waiver rate system modified.
  • HF3193 (Schomacker) - Day training and habilitation services and prevocational services provisions modified.
  • HF3139 (Dean) - Prescribed pediatric extended care center licensure requirements modified, prescribed pediatric extended care center services added to list of covered services under medical assistance, and human services commissioner directed to seek necessary amendments.
  • HF3132 (Zerwas) - Audit to identify third-party liability related to Minnesota health care programs required, and human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for third-party recovery.
  • HF2987 (Kiel) - Drug repository program created.
  • HF2919 (Kiel) - Community health workers allowed to provide telemedicine services, and medical assistance limit for telemedicine encounters eliminated.
  • HF2761 (Albright) - Human services commissioner required to reconcile MinnesotaCare premium amounts by a specified date, and determination of compliance and contingent transfers by the management and budget commissioner provided.
  • HF2760 (Backer) - Medical assistance rate increase for ambulance services scope expanded.
  • HF481 (Kiel) - Personal care assistance program modified.
  • HF2574 (Dean) - Rare Diseases Advisory Council establishment requested to provide advice on issues related to rare diseases, and money appropriated.
  • HF3198 (Haley) - Legislative auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.
  • HF3402 (Hamilton) - Housing support supplementary service rate increased, housing support supplementary service rate increase and grant funding provided for housing with supports for adults with serious mental illness, and money appropriated.
  • HF3820 (Baker) - Electronic prescribing for controlled substances implementation grant program established, and health commissioner authorized to provide technical assistance and education regarding electronic prescribing.
  • HF3133 (Koznick) - Stable housing and support services for youth grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1440 (Baker) - Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established; opioid addiction prevention and treatment account established; substance use disorder treatment provider requirements modified; opioid addiction prevention, education, research, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.
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00:19 - HF4198 (Bennett) School-linked mental health telemedicine grants funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
15:46 - HF3133 (Koznick) Stable housing and support services for youth grant program established, report required, and money appropriated.
30:42 - HF4135 (Franke) Substance abuse recovery service funding provided, and money appropriated.
45:29 - HF3650 (Kresha) Opioid abuse pilot prevention project and e-learning guided practice model funding provided, and money appropriated.
56:32 - HF3132 (Zerwas) Audit to identify third-party liability related to Minnesota health care programs required, and Human Services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for third-party recovery.
1:00:01 - HF3139 (Dean) Prescribed pediatric extended care center licensure requirements modified, prescribed pediatric extended care center services added to list of covered services under Medical Assistance, and Human Services commissioner directed to seek necessary amendments.
1;35:33 - HF3734 (Pierson) Project Legacy grant provided, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.


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

Bills may be taken in any order. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

Due to the number of bills on the agenda, please limit testimonies and presentations out of consideration for other testifiers.

**BILLS ADDED** HF 3820 (Baker), HF 3133 (Koznick) and HF 1440 (Baker)