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Health and Human Services Policy

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 11, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION


HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Moran, Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 PM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

Members Present:
MORAN, Rena, Chair
MORRISON, Kelly, Vice Chair
KIEL, Debra, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAHNER, Kristin
BACKER, Jeff
EDELSON, Heather
FISCHER, Peter
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
LIEBLING, Tina
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne
PIERSON, Nels
PINTO, Dave
ROBBINS, Kristin
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Members excused:
SCHOMACKER, Joe

Representative Morrison presented HF3028.

HF3028 Testifiers:
• Ruth Martinez, MA, Executive Director, MN Board of Medical Practice

Representative Morrison presented HF3043.

HF3043 Testifiers:
• Ruth Martinez, MN, Executive Director, MN Board of Medical Pracitice

A quorum was present at 2:38 PM.

Representative Morrison moved that HF3028 be recommended for placement on the General Register THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morrison moved that HF3043 be recommended for placement on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Albright moved to adopt the minutes from Tuesday, March 10, 2020. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahner moved that HF3677 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Representative Bahner moved the A-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahner presented HF3677.

HF3677 Testifiers:
• Chris Bourland, Executive Director, MN Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Representative Bahner renewed the motion that HF3677, as amended, be recommended for placement on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Edelson moved that HF3081 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Representative Edelson presented HF3081.

HF3081 Testifiers:
• Kate Zacher-Pate, LSW, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Social Work

Representative Edelson renewed the motion that HF3081 be recommended for placement on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morrison moved that HF3398 be recommended for re-referral to the Committee on Commerce.

Representative Morrison moved the DE-3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morrison moved the A-1 amendment to the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morrison presented HF3398.

HF3398 Testifiers:
• Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, Medical Director for Case Management and Utilization Management, Children’s Minnesota
• Micah Niermann, MD; Medical Director, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
• Kathryn Kmit, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
• Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Morrison renewed the motion that HF3398, as amended, be recommended for re-referral to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:04 PM.

















______________________________
Representative Rena Moran, Chair




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Jazzy DiMeglio, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3677 (Bahner) - Occupational therapy; clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made.
  • HF3081 (Edelson) - Social work practice changes to requirements, licensing, and other provisions made; technical, clarifying, and conforming changes made; and definitions amended and provided.
  • HF3028 (Morrison) - Health board unnecessary criminal background fee removed.
  • HF3043 (Morrison) - Board of Medical Practice provisions modified.
  • HF3398 (Morrison) - Health care service utilization review and prior authorization requirements modified, and conforming changes made.
Documents:

HF3028 (Morrison) Health board unnecessary criminal background fee removed.
HF3043 (Morrison) Board of Medical Practice provisions modified.
HF3677 (Bahner) Occupational therapy; clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made
HF3081 (Edelson) Social work practice changes to requirements, licensing, and other provisions made; technical, clarifying, and conforming changes made, and definitions amended and provided.
HF3398 (Morrison) Health care service utilization review and prior authorization requirements modified, and conforming changes made.