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Behavioral Health Policy Division

FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 13, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Peter Fischer, Chair of the Behavioral Health Policy Division, and pursuant to House rule 10.01, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The meeting was broadcast live via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll.

Members present:

FISCHER, Peter – Chair
FREDERICK, Luke – Vice Chair
FRANKE, Keith – Minority Lead
BACKER, Jeff
BAKER, Dave
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HANSON, Jess
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Members and staff provided introductions.

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gave an overview presentation on Minnesota’s Behavioral Health System. Presenters included the following:

Matt Burdick, Director of State Government Relations, DHS
Kristy Graume, Legislative Director for Community Supports, DHS
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Paul Fleissner, Behavioral Health Division Director, DHS
Neerja Singh, Behavioral Health Clinical Director, DHS


The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.



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Representative Peter Fischer, Chair



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Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

Introduction of committee members and staff.
24:41 Presentation by Department of Human Services: “Minnesota’s Behavioral Health System: An Overview”.
- Paul Fleissner, Behavioral Health Division Director, DHS.
- Neerja Singh, Behavioral Health Clinical Director, DHS.
- Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.


Presentation from Department of Human Services on state-administered behavioral health services

No official actions will be taken during this hearing.


• 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
• Members of the public with questions about this process may contact committee staff at chris.mccall@house.mn

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. 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.


Meeting documents will be posted on the House Behavioral Health Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92014