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Behavioral Health Policy Division

THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 27, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD 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 27, 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
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Members excused:
BAKER, Dave

A quorum was present.

Representative Moller moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, January 20, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee held a discussion of Minnesota’s mental health inpatient bed capacity. Testifiers included the following:

Stefan Gildemeister, State Health Economist; Director, Health Economics Program, MDH
Dr. Michael Trangle, DLFAPA, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Jenelle Zern
Kathryne Ford
Paul Goering
Linda Stenstadvold, Touchstone Mental Health
Brian Zirbes, MARRCH
Julie Bluhm, LICSW, CEO, Guild
Glenda Schneider, RN, M-Health Fairview
Bernadine Engledorf, RN, United Hospital
Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Sheriff Chris Caulk, Isanti County, President – Minnesota Sheriffs Association
Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County
Tami Lueck, Community Services Programs Manager, Crow Wing County
Todd Archbold, CEO, PrairieCare
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association


The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.



____________________________
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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2:28 Discussion of Minnesota's behavioral health inpatient bed capacity.
*Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.


Discussion of Minnesota's behavioral health inpatient bed capacity


• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
• Members of the public with questions about this process may contact committee staff at chris.mccall@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Committee Administrator Chris McCall at chris.mccall@house.mn by Noon on Tuesday, January 26 and you will be provided with further instructions. Written testimony is encouraged and may be submitted for the record up to 24 hours after the hearing ends.


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