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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 08, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on March 8, 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 Freiberg moved that the minutes of March 3, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1412 (Morrison) First Engrossment Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.

Representative Morrison moved that HF1412, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison moved the A1412A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison moved the A1412A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Sarah Manney, Chief Medical Information Officer, Essentia Health
2. John Magnuson, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health
3. Jessica Young, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Medical Alley Association
4. Bentley Graves, Director of Health Care and Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
5. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
6. Dave Renner, Director of Advocacy, Minnesota Medical Association
7. Dan Dwight, Health Policy and Political Director, Minnesota Business Partnership

Chair Liebling laid over HF1412, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

George Konstantinides, Pharmacist, Hennepin Healthcare, presented background information on HIV drugs.

HF745 (Hornstein) HIV prevention or treatment medications exempted from medical assistance and MinnesotaCare co-payments.

Chair Liebling moved that HF745 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Hornstein presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. MJ Kasten, Infectious Disease Physician
2. Val Rubin-RaShaad Crutcher, Executive Director, Youth and AIDS Project
3. Megan Williams, Director of Nursing and Homecare Services, Clare Housing

Doug Berg, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF745 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF855 (Hollins) HIV preexposure prophylaxis and HIV postexposure prophylaxis dispensing by a pharmacist without a prescription authorized.

Chair Liebling moved that HF855 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Hollins presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Daniel Jude, Clinical HIV Pharmacist
2. James Talbott

Phil Duran, Director of Advocacy and Research, JustUs Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF855 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

INFORMATIONAL ONLY – HF1904 (Boldon) Drug formulary and prior authorization provisions modified, preferred drug list requirements modified, and Formulary Committee reorganizing report required.

Representative Boldon gave an overview of her bill.

Testifying:
1. Alex Palacios, Consumer
2. Matt Toburen, Executive Director, Aliveness Project

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29 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:
  • HF1412 (Morrison) - Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
  • HF745 (Hornstein) - HIV prevention or treatment medications exempted from medical assistance and MinnesotaCare co-payments.
  • HF855 (Hollins) - HIV preexposure prophylaxis and HIV postexposure prophylaxis dispensing by a pharmacist without a prescription authorized.
  • HF1904 (Boldon) - Drug formulary and prior authorization provisions modified, preferred drug list requirements modified, and Formulary Committee reorganizing report required.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:42 - HF1412 (Morrison) Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
41:38 - Brief overview of HIV drugs.
48:51 - HF745 (Hornstein) HIV prevention or treatment medications exempted from medical assistance and MinnesotaCare co-payments.
59:08 - HF855 (Hollins) HIV preexposure prophylaxis and HIV postexposure prophylaxis dispensing by a pharmacist without a prescription authorized.
1:20:00 - HF1904 (Boldon) Drug formulary and prior authorization provisions modified, preferred drug list requirements modified, and Formulary Committee reorganizing report required.
-Informational hearing only.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.




HF1412 (Morrison) Health care service and consultation telehealth coverage modified.
HF745 (Hornstein) HIV prevention or treatment medications exempted from medical assistance and MinnesotaCare co-payments.
HF855 (Hollins) HIV preexposure prophylaxis and HIV postexposure prophylaxis dispensing by a pharmacist without a prescription authorized.
HF1904 (Boldon) Drug formulary and prior authorization provisions modified, preferred drug list requirements modified, and Formulary Committee reorganizing report required. (Informational-Only)

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 1 pm on Sunday, March 7th. 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.