STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE 2017-2018
Representative Deb Kiel, Chair of the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care, started the meeting at 8:19 AM on February 8, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
KIEL, Deb Chair
THEIS, Tama Vice-Chair
Representative Kiel officially called the meeting to order at 8:22 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Lohmer moved the meeting minutes from February 1, 2017, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF345 (Zerwas) Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.
Representative Kiel moved HF345 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.
Representative Zerwas presented HF345.
The following individuals testified in favor of HF345:
Ellie Beaver, Minnesota Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Eric W. Anderson, MD, Palliative Medicine, United Hospital, Principal Investigator, Late Life Supportive Care Research, Allina Health, Division of Applied Research.
Pam Fontem, Red Wing, ACS CAN volunteer, triage nurse and cancer caregiver.
Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF345 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF582 (Schomacker): Health professionals who may be employed by supplemental nursing service agencies overseen by the commissioner of health modified.
Representative Kiel moved the H0582A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Schomacker presented HF582, as amended.
Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator, Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center, Grand Marais, testified in favor of HF582.
Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF582, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF262 (Kiel) Alzheimer's disease working group extended.
Representative Theis assumed the gavel at 8:48 AM.
Beth McMullen, Vice President of Government Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association testified regarding the A170037 amendment.
Representative Kiel moved the A170037 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Kiel presented HF262, as amended.
Beth McMullen, Vice President of Government Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association testified in favor of HF262.
The following Caregivers testified in favor of HF262:
Representative Theis renewed the motion that HF262, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Kiel assumed the gavel at 9:25 AM.
The committee heard a presentation on long-term care insurance from:
Robyn Rowen, Executive Director, MN Insurance & Financial Services Council.
Fred Anderson, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Insurance and Life Actuary, MN Department of Commerce.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 AM.
Representative Deb Kiel, Chair
Peter Globa, Committee Legislative Assistant