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Joint meeting of the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
Wednesday, May 2 2018 - Archive Video
* There was no committee room audio available for the first 5 minutes of this meeting.
Joint meeting to hear the Department of Health's Public Interest Review preliminary report on HF3202.
HF3202 (Schomacker) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added, and provisions for the plan required changed for an exception to the hospital construction moratorium.
* Informational hearing only - no action was taken.
Runs 2 hours, 13 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee – part 1
Tuesday, March 27 2018 - Archive Video
00:26 - HF3822 (Albright) Duty to warn and reciprocity for mental health professionals expanded, and technical changes made.
13:04 - HF3848 (Schomacker) Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.
1:24:06 - HF3202 (Schomacker) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee – part 2
Tuesday, March 27 2018 - Archive Video
Continuation of morning agenda.
HF3202 (Schomacker) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.
09:39 - HF3338 (Johnson, B.) Security screening systems added to ionizing radiation-producing equipment, and rulemaking authorized.
21:05 - HF3626 (Bennett) Foster care sibling bill of rights established.
34:42 - HF3857 (Kiel) Maltreatment investigation quarterly report required.
38:03 - HF3689 (Kiel) Birth defect information system changes made.
45:27 - HF3398 (Zerwas) Health commissioner date restriction to use all-payer claims data to analyze health care removed.
59:59 - HF3323 (Zerwas) State operated services modified.
1:16:28 - HF3202 (Schomacker) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.
1:17:31 - HF3366 (Zerwas) Tribal vital record keeping changes made.
1:22:52 - HF3367 (Zerwas) Practice of advanced practice registered nurses modified.
1:34:42 - HF3201 (Zerwas) Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center county's cost of care modified.
1:38:28 - HF3823 (Schomacker) Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated. 1:52:13 - HF2023 (Omar) Spoken language health care interpreter registry system established, and money appropriated.
Runs 3 hours, 12 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Wednesday, March 21 2018 - Archive Video
00:25 - HF3824 (Torkelson) Well and boring provisions changed.
07:35 - HF3856 (Swedzinski) Well notification fees limited.
13:42 - HF3640 (Albright) Temporary license suspensions and background checks modified for health-related professionals.
22:15 - HF3451 (Theis) Human services commissioner directed to allow customized living services provider to transfer capacity to up to three other housing with services settings.
33:42 - HF3253 (Franson) Child care providers exempted from the positive support strategies training rule.
37:40 - HF3198 (Haley) Legislative Auditor requested to study and report on disparities in health insurance rates, and money appropriated.
49:35 - HF3403 (Peterson) Child care licensing provisions modified.
The committee recessed.
No video available of the reconvening.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, March 13 2018 - Archive Video
00:25 - HF3240 (Haley) Home care provider regulation modified.
12:00 - HF3061 (Dean) Primary care residency programs expanded.
14:22 - HF2987 (Kiel) Drug repository program created.
31:29 - HF2919 (Kiel) Community health workers allowed to provide telemedicine services, medical assistance limit for telemedicine encounters eliminated.
48:18 - HF3191 (Schomacker) Disability waiver rate system modified. 1:14:04 - HF3193 (Schomacker) Employment services under disability waiver rate system effective date modified.
1:19:11 - HF3169 (Schomacker) Background study requirements for minors living in a licensed foster care home modified.
The committee recessed.
Video is not available for part 2 of this meeting.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, March 8 2018 - Archive Video
00:25 - HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
35:08 - HF2920 (Kiel) Ramsey County; nursing facility construction project rate modified.
46:50 - HF3172 (Zerwas) Notice to home care provider of person's status as registered predatory offender required.
51:41 - HF3312 (Zerwas) Minnesota Health Records Act provisions modified.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.

Joint meeting: House Health and Human Services Reform Committee, and House Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care
Tuesday, March 6 2018 - Archive Video
Office of the Legislative Auditor's report on the Department of Health's Office of Health Facility Complaints.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, March 1 2018 - Archive Video
00:32 - HF3062 (Dean) Human Services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for high school and college students, and report required.
05:31 - HF2746 (Zerwas) Health professionals permitted to authorize prescription eyeglasses using old lenses or last available prescription modified.
14:54 - HF3019 (Franke) Opiate prescription quantity limit established following a major trauma or surgical procedure.
33:53 - HF1440 (Baker) Opiate stewardship program established, report required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, February 27 2018 - Archive Video
00:32 - HF2945 (Peterson) Intensive residential treatment service provider requirements modified.
11:20 - HF2952 (Kresha) Maltreatment of Minors Act recodified, and cross-references.
34:32 - HF2574 (Dean) Rare diseases advisory council established.
54:19 - HF2725 (Dean) County-based eligibility determination for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare required, seeking a waiver to determine eligibility for premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions required, legislative oversight of expenditures provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, February 22 2018 - Archive Video
Introductory comments.
02:00 - HF1134 (Baker) Prescription drug order filling time limited for opioid drugs*.
16:37 - HF1331 (Zerwas) Prisoner mental health screening governed*.
20:55 - HF944 (Dean) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program terminology corrected*.
*All bills listed have been returned to the committee per House Rule 4.20.
*All bills have previously received a hearing during the 2017 session and were passed out of the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee to the General Register.
Runs 23 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Wednesday, March 15 2017 - Archive Video
HF1712 (Pierson) Collaborative community dental hygiene service requirements modified, and requirements established.
08:09 - HF1132 (Backer) Community first services and supports program modified.
11:56 - HF1130 (West) Anoka County; foster family recruitment grants provided, and money appropriated.
25:07 - HF2115 (Albright) Medical Assistance hospital outcomes program and managed care organization outcomes program established.
58:14 - HF1453 (Hamilton) Minnesota Family Investment Program income exclusions modified.
1:06:49 - HF1502 (Smith) Sign posting at fields and playgrounds containing crumb rubber required, moratorium on construction of fields and playgrounds using crumb rubber established, and report required.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, March 14 2017 - Archive Video
HF1188 (Bahr) Group residential housing funding modified.
05:24 - HF1384 (Pierson) Olmstead County; group residential housing supplemental rate provided.
13:06 - HF885 (Metsa) Group residential housing provider supplemental rate added.
39:44 - HF1522 (Allen) Group residential housing beds increased.
49:27 - HF919 (Peterson) Autism early intensive intervention benefit provisions modified.
56:26 - HF1445 (Lohmer) Budget methodology exception established for persons leaving institutions and crisis residential settings, consumer-directed community supports budget methodology modified, and reports required.
1:06:32 - HF1386 (Albright) Disability waiver service rate reductions phased in.
1:16:32 - HF1239 (Albright) New employment services established under the home and community-based services waivers.
The committee recessed.
Video coverage of the reconvening is not available.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee - part 1
Thursday, March 2 2017 - Archive Video
HF809 (Franson) Abortion funding from state-sponsored health programs limited.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee - part 2
Thursday, March 2 2017 - Archive Video
HF812 (Kiel) Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 9 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Wednesday, March 1 2017 - Archive Video
00:11 - HF952 (Kiel) Hearing loss training requirements established for housing with services establishments.
18:33 - HF1314 (Dean) Telemedicine requirements established.
21:38 - HF1517 (Dean) Health care service quality assessment provisions modified.
42:00 - HF1405 (Zerwas) Medical supply and durable medical equipment item payment rate negotiation allowed with new or modified billing codes.
55:57 - HF774 (Pierson) Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Act provisions modified, and money appropriated.
1:14:30 - HF1490 (Pierson) Early preventive dental intervention and care for infants, toddlers, and school-aged children pilot program developed; report required; and money appropriated.
1:31:20 - HF1619 (Schomacker) Children's hospitals contingent, alternate medical assistance payment method established.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee - part 1
Tuesday, February 21 2017 - Archive Video
00:30 - Discussion of opioid crisis issues.
38:10 - HF770 (Baker) Direct injectable drug medical assistance reimbursement provisions modified.
1:23:35 - HF1134 (Baker) Prescription drug order filling time limited for opioid drugs.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee - part 2
Tuesday, February 21 2017 - Archive Video
HF397 (Loonan) Practice of dentistry exemption created for dental students.
04:00 - HF345 (Zerwas) Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.
21:19 - HF1269 (Zerwas) 340B drug identification and report process development required, alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics established, allowable costs for change of scope of services clarified, and federally qualified health centers permitted to submit claims for payment directly to human services commissioner.
38:41 - HF959 (Dean) Medical faculty license made permanent.
43:36 - HF711 (McDonald) Federally qualified health center and rural health clinic reimbursement option provided for dual eligibles, health center subsidies provided, and money appropriated.
57:36 - HF262 (Kiel) Alzheimer's disease working group extended.
1:08:41 - HF629 (Rarick) Claims against estates provisions under medical assistance modified.
1:12:32 - HF630 (Rarick) Child out-of-home placement cost aid under the Indian Child Welfare Act provided, and money appropriated.
1:59:28 - HF1135 (Baker) Dispensed prescriptions additional information required.
2;37:38 - HF1137 (Baker) Minnesota prescription monitoring program patient review required.
Runs 3 hours, 32 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, February 16 2017 - Archive Video
00:13 - HF865 (McDonald) Housing support services created, and human services commissioner required to seek necessary federal waivers.
16:24 - HF898 (Hamilton) Parenting with a disability support services pilot project, report required, and money appropriated.
44:00 - HF1169 (Albright) Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission extended, work plan for the commission specified, and money appropriated.
50:04 - HF1167 (Schultz) Temporary preceptor credit established, and report required.
1:17:22 - HF743 (Albright) Health professional training site grant program established, and money appropriated.
1:20:26 - HF744 (Albright) Comprehensive health care workforce council and workforce plan created, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, February 14 2017 - Archive Video
00:50 - HF696 (Baker) Individualized home supports added to home and community-based services, planning and case management requirements modified, and child foster care background studies modified.
17:45 - HF851 (McDonald) Advocating Change Together grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
44:29 - HF921 (Kiel) Vacant bed treatment modified for purpose of payments to intermediate care facilities for therapeutic leave days, reports required, and money appropriated.
51:57 - HF873 (Hamilton) Intermediate care facility reimbursement rates modified for persons with developmental disabilities and for home and community-based providers.
1:24:46 - HF814 (Schomacker) Disability waiver rate system modified.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, February 2 2017 - Archive Video
00:18 - Results First presentation: Weston Merrick, Coordinator, Minnesota Management and Budget's Budget Services Division.
49:59 - Department of Human Services report overview: Medical Assistance Spenddown Requirements and Processes.
58:08 - HF225 (Zerwas) Medical Assistance asset and spenddown limits increased for persons who are blind, have disabilities, or are 65 or older.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, January 31 2017 - Archive Video
00:10 - HF501 (Fenton) Voice response suicide prevention and mental health crisis response program funding provided to expand statewide text message response program, and money appropriated.
47:38 - HF237 (Dean) Health care delivery pilot program created by or including North Memorial Health Care established. 1:34:20 - HF474 (Albright) Medical Practice Board criminal background checks authorized, and physicians exempted from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, January 17 2017 - Archive Video
01:04 - 2016 final report presentation: Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health.
58:14 - Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Thursday, January 12 2017 - Archive Video
Department of Human Services recurring reports overview.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.

House Health and Human Services Reform Committee
Tuesday, January 10 2017 - Archive Video
Introductions, and review of committee rules and HHS Reform subcommittees.
03:36 - HF99 (Schomacker) Health maintenance organization requirements modified, health insurance provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours.