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Behavioral Health Policy Division

SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 20, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND 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 20, 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.

Representative Franke moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, January 13, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gave an overview presentation on the impact of COVID-19 on Behavioral Health Services. Presenters included the following:

Paul Fleissner, Behavioral Health Division Director, DHS
Neerja Singh, Behavioral Health Clinical Director, DHS
Amy Dellwo, MARRCH
Brian Zirbes, MARRCH
Tim Hunter, Olmsted County Regional Program Coordinator
Kirsten Anderson, ASPIRE
Jinny Palen, MACMHP
Wendy Jones, MN Recovery Connection
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota


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:
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01:42 Discussion of committee rules.
05:46 Impact of COVID-19 on Behavioral Health Services

Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes


Presentation: COVID-19's impact on behavioral health service delivery in Minnesota

• 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