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Long-Term Care Division

EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 25, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

LONG TERM CARE DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:45 pm on Monday, March 25th, 2019 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
SCHULTZ, Jennifer (Chair)
LIPPERT, Todd (Vice-Chair)
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn (GOP Lead)
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra
MUNSON, Jeremy
OLSON, Liz

The meeting was called to order at 9:45.

A quorum was present.

HF168 (Schultz) – Disability waiver rate system modified.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
• Juliana Keen, Lutheran Social Service of MN

Chair Schultz moved that HF168, as amended, to be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance.

HF763 (Loeffler) – Medical assistance excess income standard for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities increase phased in.

Chair Schultz moved that HF763, as amended, be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1046 (Loeffler) – Medical assistance income limit for elderly, blind, or disabled persons increase phased in.

Chair Schultz moved that HF1046, as amended, be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2244 (Klevorn) – Medical assistance nursing facility value-based reimbursement special assessments definition modified.

Representative Klevorn moved HF2244 before the committee.

Testifiers:
• Peter Klein, St. Paul Port Authority
• Dan Pollock, MN Dept. of Human Service

Chair Schultz moved that HF2244 be referred to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Lippert assumed the gavel.


Chair Lippert called a recess until 12:45.

Chair Lippert called the committee back to order at 12:45.

Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes from March 18th, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lippert called a recess at 12:48.

Chair Lippert called the committee back to order at 1:00.

HF2548 (Schultz) – Older adult continuing care provisions modified.

Chair Schultz moved HF2548 before the committee.

Rep. Schultz moved to adopt the A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Gruenhagen moved to adopt the A2 amendment.

Rep. Gruenhagen requested a roll-call vote on the A2 amendment.

The clerk took the roll:

AYES
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn (GOP Lead)
KIEL, Debra


NAYS
SCHULTZ, Jennifer Chair
LIPPERT, Todd Vice Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra


With a vote of 2 AYES and 4 NAYES, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Testifiers:
• Dan Pollock, MN Dept. of Human Services
• Valerie Cooke, Dept. of Human Services
• Joann Snyder, SEIU Healthcare
• Bernie Hesse, UFCW 1189
• Toby Pearson, Care Providers of MN
• Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge MN
• Bob Dahl, Cassia
• Jeff Bostic, LeadingAge MN
• Todd Burgstrom, LeadingAge MN

Chair Schultz renewed her motion to refer HF2548, as amended, to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF90 (Schultz) – Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license establishment, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, and reports required.

Chair Schultz moved HF90 before the committee.

Chair Schultz moved to adopt the A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Schultz renewed her motion to refer HF90, as amended, to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
• Jan Malcolm, Commissioner, Minnesota Dept. of Health
• Dan Pollock, MN Dept. of Human Services
• Mary Jo George, AARP
• Jean Peters, Elder Voice Family Advocates
• Kari Thurlow, LeadingAge MN
• Toby Pearson, Care Providers of MN
• Beth McMullen, Alzheimer’s Association












The meeting was adjourned at 2:39 pm.





Representative Jennifer Schultz, Chair




Lyndsey Hanson,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2244 (Klevorn) - Medical assistance nursing facility value-based reimbursement special assessments definition modified.
  • HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections and licenses established, deceptive marketing and business practices prohibited, independent senior living facilities provisions and health services executive license established, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators name changed, fees imposed, conforming changes made, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2548 (Schultz) - Older adults continuing care governing provisions modified.
  • HF168 (Schultz) - COVID-19; personal care assistant and support worker hour limitations increased, personal care assistance compensation permitted for services provided by a parent or spouse during a peacetime emergency for an outbreak, temporary rate increases provided for personal care assistance, and money appropriated.
  • HF763 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance excess income standard increase phased in for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities.
  • HF1046 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance income limit increase phased in for elderly, blind, or disabled persons.
Documents:

**BILLS MAY BE ADDED**

HF168 (Schultz) - Disability waiver rate system modified.
HF763 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance excess income standard for persons who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities increase phased in.
HF1046 (Loeffler) - Medical assistance income limit for elderly, blind, or disabled persons increase phased in.
HF2244 (Klevorn) - Medical assistance nursing facility value-based reimbursement special assessments definition modified.
HF2548 (Schultz) - Older adult continuing care provisions modified.
HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections established, assisted living establishment license established, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, and reports required.

**BILLS REMOVED FROM AGENDA**
HF1225 (Schultz) - Payment rate methodology for personal care assistance services established, commissioner of human services required to study methodology, providers required to submit workforce data, and reports required.
HF2153 (Schultz) - Elderly waiver payment rates modified, and report required.