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Health Finance and Policy

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 19, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 3:00 P.M. on March 19, 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

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Representative Bierman moved that the minutes of March 17, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Governor Walz's DHS Supplemental Budget Presentation.

Presenters:
1. Jodi Harpstead, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
2. Kulani Moti, Inspector General, DHS
3. Matt Anderson, Assistant Commissioner for Health Care, DHS
4. Matt Burdick, Legislative Director, Health Care and Behavioral Health, DHS
5. Margaret Kelly, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer, DHS
6. Joshua Bunker, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Dave Greeman, Budget Director, DHS, responded to member questions.

HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2056 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Howard presented his bill.
Testifying:
1. Lija Greenseid, Advocate
2. Dan Endreson, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Council on Health Plans

Chair Liebling laid over HF2056 for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

HF2324 (Liebling) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board operation funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Liebling moved that HF2324 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Liebling presented her bill.

Chair Liebling renewed her motion that HF2324 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

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
PRYOR, Laurie
QUAM, Duane
REYER, Liz
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAY

EXCUSED
MUNSON, Jeremy
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

On a vote of 17 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF81 (Quam) Establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Quam moved that HF81 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.

Representative Quam moved the A21-0112 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam presented his bill.

Testifying:

1. Dr. Pamala Jacobson, Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
2. Dr. David Gregornik, Pharmacogenomics Program Director, Children's Hospital Minnesota
3) Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, Associate Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
4) Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Chair Liebling laid over HF81, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Committee bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:29 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:
  • HF2056 (Howard) - Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.
  • HF81 (Quam) - Minnesota Board of Pharmacy requested to establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2324 (Liebling) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board operation funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:50 Governor Walz's health and human services budget presentation.
47:50 HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.
1:08:50 HF2324 (Liebling) Appropriating money for the operation of the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.
1:12:40 HF81 (Quam) Establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.


*Bills may be added/removed.



HF2056 (Howard) Prescription drug and medical supplies co-payment for chronic disease treatment limited.
HF81 (Quam) Establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2324 (Liebling) EMSRB Operations base funding.

Governor Walz's HHS Budget Presentation

Bills 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 Thusday, March 18th. 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.