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Behavioral Health Policy Division

SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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, February 17, 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, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Members excused:


A quorum was present.

Representative Baker moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, February 10, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 722 (Thompson) – Substance use disorder provider rate increase for culturally specific and disability responsive services

Representative Thompson moved that House File 722 be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Thompson moved the A-1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Thompson presented the bill as amended.

Testifiers:

Mary Gilbert, Director of Business Development, Vinland National Center
Kristy Graume, Department of Human Services


Representative Thompson renewed the motion that House File 722, as amended, be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

Ayes

FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
FRANKE, Keith
BAKER, Dave
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HANSON, Jessica
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Nays

Excused

BACKER, Jeff


There being 11 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



HF970 (Vang) – Culturally informed behavioral health training requirements and BIPOC workforce development provisions

Chair Fischer moved that House File 970 be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Fischer moved the A-1 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vang presented the bill.

Representative Franke moved the A-2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Testifiers:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Pahoua Yang, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Dr. Willie Garrett
Teri Fritsma, Minnesota Department of Health


Chair Fischer renewed the motion that House File 970, as amended, be recommended for referral to the Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. The clerk took the roll.

Ayes

FISCHER, Peter
FREDERICK, Luke
FRANKE, Keith
BAKER, Dave
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
LIPPERT, Todd
MOLLER, Kelly
PIERSON, Nels
THOMPSON, John

Nays

Excused
BACKER, Jeff
HANSON, Jessica


There being 10 ayes and 0 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.






The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.



____________________________
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair



____________________________
Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF722 (Thompson) - Substance use disorder treatment provider payment rates increased.
  • 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.
House TV Video:
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* Due to a technical difficulty the first two minutes of the meeting are not available.
0:00 - HF722 (Thompson) Substance use disorder treatment provider payment rates increased.
37:42 - 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, and various other provisions modified; and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes


HF722 (Thompson) Substance use disorder provider rate increase for culturally specific and disability responsive services
HF970 (Vang) Culturally informed behavioral health training requirements and BIPOC workforce development provisions


• 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 or submit documents, please contact Committee Administrator Chris McCall at chris.mccall@house.mn by Noon on Tuesday, February 16 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