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Health Finance and Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 12, 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
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

Members excused:
BACKER, Jeff

A quorum was present.

Representative Bahner moved that the minutes of March 10, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF970 (Vang) First Engrossment Mental health service payment and denial of payment clarified, health professional education loan forgiveness program provisions modified, mental health professional licensing board requirements modified, mental health provider continuing education requirements modified, mental health practitioner requirements modified, clinical trainee supervision and traditional healing practices added to children's mental health grant eligible services, Culturally Informed and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Task Force established, human services and health commissioners instructed to convene working groups, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF970, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H0970A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vang presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
2. Pahoua Yang, Vice President, Community Mental Health and Wellness, Wilder Foundation
3. Sam Sands, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Psychology

Chair Liebling laid over HF970, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF644 (Lee) First Engrossment Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.

Chair Liebling moved that HF644, First Engrossment, be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H0644A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee presented his bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF644, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF8 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Chair Liebling moved the H0008DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Sarah Derr, Executive Director, Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
2. Dan Endreson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
3. Lisa Bjerga, Chief Financial Officer, Lakewood Health System
4. Danny Ackert, Director of State Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association

Chair Liebling laid over HF8, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1576 (Bahner) Pharmacy benefit managers prohibited from contractually restricting pharmacies from discussing reimbursement amount to enrollees or health carriers.

Representative Bahner moved that HF1576 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Bahner presented her bill.

Testifying:
1. Sarah Derr, Executive Director, MPhA

Chair Liebling laid over HF1576 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2121 (Huot) Health department provisions changed.

Representative Huot moved that HF2121 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Huot moved the H2121A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huot moved the H2121A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huot presented his bill.

Chair Liebling laid over HF2121, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF568 (Mekeland) Emergency medical personnel authorized to provide emergency medical care to police dogs without veterinary medicine license.

Chair Liebling moved that HF568 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Mekeland presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Joey Burns, Hibbing Police Department with his K9 partner Officer Chase

Chair Liebling laid over HF568 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1559 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Rasmusson presented his bill.

Testifying:
1. Gregory D. Luce, Adoptee Rights Law Center

Chair Liebling laid over HF1559 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

At 2:51 P.M. Chair Liebling recessed the committee to 3:05 P.M.

Chair Liebling reconvened the Committee at 3:05 P.M.

HF1016 (Marquart) Nurse licensed by a border state exempted from obtaining a Minnesota license when providing aftercare.

Chair Liebling moved that HF1016 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Marquart presented his bill.

Sarah Sunderman, Legislative Analyst, House Research, responded to member questions.

Representative Quam moved the H1016A1 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

NAY
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

EXCUSED
BACKER, Jeff

On a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Quam moved the H1016A2 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYE
SCHOMACKER, Joe
AKLAND, Susan
DEMUTH, Lisa
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
KIEL, Debra
MUNSON, Jeremy
QUAM, Duane

NAY
LIEBLING, Tina
HUOT, John
BAHNER, Kristin
BIERMAN, Robert
BOLDON, Liz
FREIBERG, Mike
MORRISON, Kelly
PRYOR, Laurie
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

EXCUSED
BACKER, Jeff

On a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Liebling laid over HF1016 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:22 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:
  • HF970 (Vang) - Mental health service payment and denial of payment clarified, health professional education loan forgiveness program provisions modified, mental health professional licensing board requirements modified, mental health provider continuing education requirements modified, mental health practitioner requirements modified, clinical trainee supervision and traditional healing practices added to children's mental health grant eligible services, Culturally Informed and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Task Force established, human services and health commissioners instructed to convene working groups, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF644 (Lee) - Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.
  • HF8 (Liebling) - Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.
  • HF1576 (Bahner) - Pharmacy benefit managers prohibited from contractually restricting pharmacies from discussing reimbursement amount to enrollees or health carriers.
  • HF1016 (Marquart) - Nurse licensed by a border state exempted from obtaining a Minnesota license when providing aftercare.
  • HF568 (Mekeland) - Emergency medical personnel authorized to provide emergency medical care to police dogs without veterinary medicine license.
  • HF1559 (Rasmusson) - Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.
  • HF2121 (Huot) - Health department provisions changed.
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02:18 HF970 (Vang) Mental health service payment and denial of payment clarified, health professional education loan forgiveness program provisions modified, mental health professional licensing board requirements modified, mental health provider continuing education requirements modified, mental health practitioner requirements modified, clinical trainee supervision and traditional healing practices added to children's mental health grant eligible services, Culturally Informed and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Task Force established, human services and health commissioners instructed to convene working groups, reports required, and money appropriated.
29:34 HF644 (Lee) Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided.
37:16 HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.
1:02:15 HF1576 (Bahner) Pharmacy benefit managers prohibited from contractually restricting pharmacies from discussing reimbursement amount to enrollees or health carriers.
1:09:20 HF2121 (Huot) Health department provisions changed.
1:14:02 HF568 (Mekeland) Emergency medical personnel authorized to provide emergency medical care to police dogs without veterinary medicine license.
1:29:29 HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified.
The committee recessed.


HF970 (Vang) Mental health service payment and denial of payment clarified, health professional education loan forgiveness program provisions modified, mental health professional licensing board requirements modified, mental health provider continuing education requirements modified, mental health practitioner requirements modified, clinical trainee supervision and traditional healing practices added to children's mental health grant eligible services, Culturally Informed and Culturally Responsive Mental Health Task Force established, human services and health commissioners instructed to convene working groups, reports required, and money appropriated. (Pending re-referral)
HF644 (Lee) Environmental permit violation recovered money disposition provided. (Pending re-referral)
HF8 (Liebling) Commissioner of human services directed to establish prescription drug purchasing program, and program authority and eligibility requirements specified.
HF1576 (Bahner) Pharmacy benefit managers prohibited from contractually restricting pharmacies from discussing reimbursement amount to enrollees or health carriers. (Pending re-referral)
HF1016 (Marquart) Nurse licensed by a border state exempted from obtaining a Minnesota license when providing aftercare.
HF2121 (Huot) MDH Housekeeping Bill (BILL ADDED)
HF568 (Mekeland) Emergency medical personnel authorized to provide emergency medical care to police dogs without veterinary medicine license.
HF1559 (Rasmusson) Adoption provisions modified, safe place for newborn provisions added, child welfare program provisions modified, and Northstar kinship assistance provisions modified. (Pending re-referral)

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 Thusday, March 11th. 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

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