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Health and Human Services Finance

55th MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 16, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA 55th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Chair Dean officially called the meeting to order at 6:36 PM on April 16, 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
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. Heintzeman moved the minutes of April 12, 2018 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 4283 (MURPHY) INSULIN AVAILABILITY TO UNINSURED INDIVIDUALS THROUGH VOLUME PURCHASE REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Murphy presented HF 4283 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Nicole Smith Holt, Parent Advocate

HF 3338 (JOHNSON, B) SECURITY SCREENING SYSTEMS ADDED TO IONIZING RADIATION-PRODUCING EQUIPMENT, RULEMAKING AUTHORIZED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3338 be laid over.

Representative Johnson presented HF 3338 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Mary Navara, Environmental Health Manager, Minnesota Department of Health

HF 3338 was laid over.

HF 3627 (WILLS) 2007 REPORT ON RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH UPDATE REQUIRED

Chair Dean moved HF 3627 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wills presented HF 3627 to the committee.

Testifiers:
James Lewis, Health and Human Services Division Director, The Link

HF 3627 as amended was laid over.

HF 2741 (QUAM) REPORT TO LEGISLATURE REQUIRED ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, AND OTHER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Chair Dean moved HF 2741 be laid over.

Representative Quam presented HF 2741 to the committee.

HF 2741 was laid over.

HF 3204 (PETERSON) BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROCEDURE COVERAGE REQUIRED

Chair Dean moved HF 3204 be laid over.

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

Representative Peterson presented HF 3204 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Lisa Hills, Cancer Survivor

HF 3204 as amended was laid over.

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

Chair Dean moved to take HF 490 off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dean moved HF 490 be laid over.

Representative Lien presented HF 490 to the committee.

HF 490 was laid over.

HF 3196 (FENTON) STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL AND OVERRIDE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE ESTABLISHED

Chair Dean moved HF 3196 be laid over.

Representative Fenton presented HF 3196 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dan Endreson, Senior Manager of Advocacy, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Galen Benshoof, Acting Director of Insurance Program, Minnesota Management and Budget

HF 3196 was laid over.

HF 3171 (KIEL) HEALTH COMMISSIONER REQUIRED TO CONVENE THE OLDER ADULT SOCIAL ISOLATION WORKING GROUP, REPORT REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 3171 be laid over.

Representative Kiel presented HF 3171 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Angela Lunde, Community Advocate and Co-Investigator, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
James Falvey, Executive Director, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

HF 3171 was laid over.

HF 2753 (KIEL) BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A LIMITED LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN RURAL OR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

Chair Dean moved HF 2753 be laid over.

Representative Kiel presented HF 2753 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Gary Steffens, Citizen Advocate
Ruth Martinez, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Olga Steffans, International Medical Granduate
Mervat Lotfalla, Physician

HF 2753 was laid over.

HF 1440 (BAKER) OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED, SPECIAL REVENUE FUND FOR OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ESTABLISHED, REPORTS REQUIRED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Chair Dean moved HF 1440 be laid over.

Chair Dean moved the A8-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Baker presented HF 1440 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Marty Paulson, Volunteer Administrator, MN Alliance of Rural Treatment Providers
Matt Flanders, Legislative Specialist, Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom
Brian Zerbis, Deputy Director of Drug Abuse, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Willie Pearl Evans, Citizen Advocate

HF 1440 as amended was laid over.

HF 972 (JOHNSON, C) EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES REGULATORY BOARD AUTHORIZED TO ADOPT RULES AUTHORIZING CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO ASSIST WITH ADMINISTERING EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AND PARTICIPATE IN CARE COORDINATION AND RULEMAKING REQUIRED

Chair Dean moved HF 972 be laid over.

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

Representative Johnson, presented HF 972 to the committee.

Testifiers:
DeAnn Johnson, Citizen Advocate
Bailey Johnson, daughter
Buck McAlpin, Lobbyist, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Stuart Dahlman, Citizen Advocate

HF 972 as amended was laid over.

HF 1974 (ALBRIGHT) MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER WORK GROUP ESTABLISHED AND REPORT REQUIRED

Representative Albright moved HF 1974 be laid over.

Representative Albright presented HF 1974 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Sue Abderholden, Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Tim Barry, Citizen Advocate

HF 1974 was laid over.

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

Representative Hamilton presented HF 873 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, The Arc Minnesota
Jeff Bangsberg, Disability Advocate

Representative Hamilton moved to take HF 873 off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hamilton moved HF 873 be laid over.

HF 873 was laid over.

HF 2389 (GRUENHAGEN) ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT PILOT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, AND EVALUATION OF PILOT PROGRAM REQUIRED

Representative Gruenhagen moved HF 2389 be laid over.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the DE3-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen presented HF 2389 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Charles Sawyer, Chiropractor, Minnesota Chiropractic Association

HF 2389 as amended, was laid over.

HF 3822 (ALBRIGHT) DUTY TO WARN AND RECIPROCITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EXPANDED, AND TECHNICAL CHANGES MADE

Representative Albright moved HF 3822 be laid over.

Representative Albright presented HF 3822 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Walter Rogers, Board of Behavioral Health

HF 3822 was laid over.

HF 237 (DEAN) HEALTH CARE DELIVERY PILOT PROGRAM CREATED BY OR INCLUDING NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE ESTABLISHED

Representative Dean moved to take HF 237 off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dean moved HF 237 be laid over.

Representative Dean moved the DE5 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean presented HF 237 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Jonathan Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

HF 237 as amended was laid over.

HF 1660 (ZERWAS) MOBILE FOOD SHELF GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1660 be laid over.

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

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1660 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Peter Woitock, Community Organizer, Hunger Solutions
Greg Metzger, Director, Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf

HF 1660 as amended was laid over.

HF 3367 (ZERWAS) PRACTICE OF ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas moved HF 3367 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 3367 to the committee.

HF 3367 was laid over.

HF 1269 (ZERWAS) 340B DRUG IDENTIFICATION AND REPORT PROCESS DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED, ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODOLOGY FOR FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS AND RURAL HEALTH CLINICS ESTABLISHED, ALLOWABLE COSTS FOR CHANGE OF SCOPE OF SERVICES CLARIFIED, AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS PERMITTED TO SUBMIT CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSIONER

Representative Zerwas moved HF 1269 be taken off the table. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Zerwas moved HF1269 be laid over.

Representative Zerwas moved the DE2-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas presented HF 1269 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Daniel Ackert, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers

HF 1269 as amended was laid over.

HF 4206 (ZERWAS) ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION MODIFIED

Representative Zerwas presented HF 4206 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Kevin Goodno, Lobbyist, Minnesota Home Care Association

HF 3848 (SCHOMACKER) NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT CREATED, AND MONEY APPROPRIATED

Representative Schomacker moved HF 3848 be laid over.

Representative Schomacker moved the A18-0754 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schomacker presented HF 3848 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Shirley Brekken, Director, Minnesota Board of Nursing
Laura Sayles, Government Affairs Specialist, Minnesota Nurses Association

HF 3848 as amended was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:46 PM.



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Representative Matt Dean, Chair




Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant














More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3848 (Schomacker) - Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.
  • HF2389 (Gruenhagen) - Alternative pain management pilot program established, and evaluation of pilot program required.
  • HF3196 (Fenton) - Step therapy protocol and override for prescription drug coverage established.
  • HF2753 (Kiel) - Board of Medical Practice authorized to issue a limited license to practice medicine in rural or underserved communities for international medical graduates.
  • HF3627 (Wills) - 2007 report on runaway and homeless youth update required.
  • HF3204 (Peterson) - Breast cancer screening procedure coverage required.
  • HF3171 (Kiel) - Health commissioner required to convene the older adult social isolation working group, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1660 (Zerwas) - Mobile food shelf grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3338 (Johnson) - Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF972 (Johnson) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination, and rulemaking required.
  • HF3822 (Albright) - Duty to warn and reciprocity for mental health professionals expanded, and technical changes made.
  • HF3367 (Zerwas) - Practice of advanced practice registered nurses modified.
  • HF1269 (Zerwas) - 340B drug identification and report process development required, alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics established, allowable costs for change of scope of services clarified, and federally qualified health centers permitted to submit claims for payment directly to human services commissioner.
  • HF873 (Hamilton) - Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
  • 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.
  • HF2741 (Quam) - Report to legislature required on medical assistance, long-term services and supports, and other public assistance program applications.
  • HF237 (Dean) - Health care delivery pilot program created by or including North Memorial Health Care established.
  • HF4206 (Zerwas) - Electronic visit verification modified.
  • HF4283 (Murphy) - Insulin availability to uninsured individuals through volume purchase required, and money appropriated.
  • HF490 (Lien) - Moorhead; nursing facility operating payment rate modified.
  • HF1974 (Albright) - Mental health and substance use disorder work group established, and report required.
Documents:

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.

**HF 4206 and HF 4283 will have informational hearings**