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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 10, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 3:30 P.M. on March 10, 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 Huot moved that the minutes of March 9, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1002 (Schultz) First Engrossment - Affordable Care Act provisions codified, guaranteed issue required of individual health plans offered by health plan companies to Minnesota residents, and unfair discriminatory practices prohibited.

Representative Schultz moved that HF1002, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Schultz moved the H1002A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dan Endreson, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans

Chair Liebling laid over HF1002, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF520 (Morrison) - Prescription contraceptive supply requirements established; health plans required to cover contraceptives, contraceptive services, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; and accommodations established for eligible organizations.

Representative Freiberg moved the Preventative Health Division Report on HF520. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison moved that HF520 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Morrison moved the H0520A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Elizabeth Slagle, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist and member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Chair Liebling laid over HF520, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1516 (Schultz) - Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.

Representative Schultz moved that HF1516 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Schultz presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. David Sperl, Acute Care Pharmacy Senior Clinical Manager, Essentia Health
2. Brett Michelin, Senior Director of State Government Affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines
3. Dan Endreson, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
4. Michelle Mack, Director, State Affairs, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
5. Eric Tichy, Vice Chair Pharmacy Formulary, Mayo Clinic

Chair Liebling laid over HF1516 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1372 (Huot) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board regional emergency medical service program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Huot moved that HF1372 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Vice Chair Huot presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Mark Griffith, Executive Director, South Central Minnesota Emergency Medical Services System

Chair Liebling laid over HF1372 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

At 4:28 P.M. Chair Liebling recessed the Committee until approximately 6:00 P.M.

Chair Liebling reconvened the Committee at 6:00 P.M.

HF486 (Feist) First Engrossment - Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF486, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Feist presented HF486.

Stephanie Downey, Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Lisa Thimjon, Legislative Director, both from the Minnesota Department of Health, responded to member questions.

Chair Liebling laid over HF486, First Engrossment, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1131 (Reyer) - Rural Health Advisory Committee member added.

Representative Reyer moved that HF1131 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Reyer presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Dr. Michael Zakula, Board Member, Minnesota Dental Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF1131 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 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:
  • HF1002 (Schultz) - Affordable Care Act provisions codified, guaranteed issue required of individual health plans offered by health plan companies to Minnesota residents, and unfair discriminatory practices prohibited.
  • HF520 (Morrison) - Prescription contraceptive supply requirements established; health plans required to cover contraceptives, contraceptive services, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; and accommodations established for eligible organizations.
  • HF1516 (Schultz) - Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
  • HF486 (Feist) - Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1372 (Huot) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board regional emergency medical service program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1131 (Reyer) - Rural Health Advisory Committee member added.
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02:56 - HF1002 (Schultz) Individual health plan offered by health carriers guaranteed issuance to residents required.
19:43 - HF520 (Morrison) Prescription contraceptive supply requirements established; health plans required to cover contraceptives, contraceptive services, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; and accommodations established for eligible organizations.
29:20 - HF1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
52:15 - HF1372 (Huot) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board regional emergency medical service program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
The committee recessed.



UPDATE: The Health Finance and Policy Committee will reconvene at 6 PM to take up HF486 and HF1131a.

HF1002 (Schultz) ACA benefits into state statute
HF520 (Morrison) Prescription contraceptive supply requirements established; health plans required to cover contraceptives, contraceptive services, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; and accommodations established for eligible organizations.
HF 1516 (Schultz) Pharmacy and provider choice allowed relating to biological product prescription and dispensation, and report required.
HF486: (Feist) Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1372 (Huot) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board regional emergency medical service program grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1131 (Reyer) Rural Health Advisory Committee member added.

Agenda items may be added/removed.

Members of the public interested in testifying on should email Patrick McQuillan at Patrick.McQuillan@house.mn by 3 pm on Tuesday, March 9th. 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.