STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Representative Paul Thissen, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:05 P.M. on Monday, December 17, 2007 in Benson Golf Course, 2222 Atlantic Ave., Benson, MN.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
ABELER, Jim HUNTLEY, Tom
ANDERSON, Bruce LIEBLING, Tina
BUNN, Julie LOEFFLER, Diane
EMMER, Tom OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
FINSTAD, Brad RUUD, Maria
FRITZ, Patti (Vice-Chair) THAO, Cy
GOTTWALT, Steve TSCHUMPER, Ken
HAMILTON, Rod WALKER, Neva
A quorum was not present.
Other members present:
Rural Health Care
Greg Thorson, West Central Healthcare Purchasing Alliance
Michael Jacobs, small business owner, organic farmer
Deb Hilleren, farmer
Robin Johnson, small business owner
Frank Lawatsch, Hospital Administrator, Swift County Benson Hispital
Eric Everson, Director, Meadow Lane Healthcare Center
Chuck Ness, President/CEO, Minnesota Rural Health Cooperative
Emma Kvatum, Director, Swift County DAC
Chris Yard, University of Minnesota - Morris Student
Liz Ault, Public Health
Elliot Nelson, private citizen
Deanna Seckman, Swift County Human Services
Deb Schneider, private citizen
The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant