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Health Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 17, 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.

Diogo Reis, Fee-for-Service Policy and Rates Manager and Matt Anderson, Assistant Commissioner, Health Care Administration/State Medicaid Director, both from the Minnesota Department of Human Services gave a presentation on dental services in public programs.

HF838 (Bierman) Adult dental service medical assistance coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.

Representative Bierman requested that HF838 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bierman presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Jessica Flotterud, Executive Director, Hope Dental Clinic, St. Paul
2. Dr. Mary Seieroe, Chief of Dentistry, Hennepin Healthcare System

Chair Liebling laid over HF838 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

SF475 (Freiberg) COVID-19; dentists authorized to administer coronavirus vaccinations.

Representative Freiberg moved that SF475 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Freiberg moved the S0475A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Jim Nickman, Minnesota Dental Association

Kris Ehresmann, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Minnesota Departmetn of Health, responded to member questions.

Representative Freiberg renewed his motion that SF475 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be sent to the General Register.

Chair Liebling stated there would be a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
BACKER, Jeff
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
DEMUTH, Lisa
FREIBERG, Mike
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MORRISON, Kelly
MUNSON, Jeremy
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

NAY

On a vote of 19 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF620 (Demuth) Health professional education loan forgiveness program eligibility requirements modified, greater Minnesota general practice dental residency grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Demuth moved that HF620 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Demuth moved the H0620A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Demuth presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Children's Dental Services
2. Dr. Michael Helgeson, CEO, Apple Tree Dental

Chair Liebling laid over HF620 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:26 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:
  • HF838 (Bierman) - Adult dental service medical assistance coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
  • HF620 (Demuth) - Health professional education loan forgiveness program eligibility requirements modified, greater Minnesota general practice dental residency grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • SF475 (Freiberg) - COVID-19; dentists authorized to administer coronavirus vaccinations.
House TV Video:
View Archive

6:22 Presentation on the governor’s proposal for improving dental care in our public programs.
38:46 HF838 (Bierman) Adult dental service medical assistance coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
54:52 SF475 (Freiberg) COVID-19; dentists authorized to administer coronavirus vaccinations.
1:08:38 HF620 (Demuth) Health professional education loan forgiveness program eligibility requirements modified, greater Minnesota general practice dental residency grant program established, and money appropriated.



Presentation on the Governor’s proposal for improving dental care in our public programs

HF838 (Bierman) Adult dental service medical assistance coverage expanded to include periodontal disease nonsurgical treatment.
HF620 (Demuth) Health professional education loan forgiveness program eligibility requirements modified, greater Minnesota general practice dental residency grant program established, and money appropriated.
SF475 (Freiberg) COVID-19; dentists authorized to administer coronavirus vaccinations. (NEW: BILL ADDED)

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Tuesday, February 16th. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony will be accepted.

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.