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Health Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 03, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Division, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 3, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISION, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

Representative Boldon moved that the minutes of February 2, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation on the role of local public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenters:
1. David Brummel, Deputy Director, Washington County Public Health
2. Sarah Kjono, Director, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health
3. Susan Palchick, Director, Hennepin County Public Health

HF428 (Wolgamott) Local public health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Wolgamott moved that HF428 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy bill.

Testifying:
Graham Briggs, Director, Olmsted County Public Health

Chair Liebling laid over HF428 for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy bill.

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, presented and update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 P.M.



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Representative Tina Liebling, Chair



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Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant









More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF428 (Wolgamott) - Local public health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:39 Role of local public health during COVID-19 pandemic.
- David Brummel, Deputy Director, Washington County Public Health.
- Sarah Kjono, Director, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health.
- Susan Palchick, Director, Hennepin County Public Health.

28:07 HF428 (Wolgamott) Local public health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
- Graham Briggs, Director, Olmsted County Public Health.

43:51 Update on COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Doctor Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota.

Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes


Role of Local Public Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

HF428 (Wolgamott) Local public health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota


Agenda items may be added.

Members of the public interested in testifying on the bill should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd. Testimony will be limited to two minutes.

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Health Finance and Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92011.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. For other questions, please contact Patrick McQuillan (patrick.mcquillan@house.mn).

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.