STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 2:20 P.M. on, Thursday, February 22, 2007 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
THISSEN, Paul (Chair)
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
A quorum was present.
Rep. Loeffler moved that the minutes of February 20, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Thissen moved that HF633 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.
HF633 (Sertich) regulating health plan coverage for hearing aids
Dr. Peggy Nelson, audiologist and professor at the University of Minnesota, parent and member of the Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Diane, Eric and Cameron Wonchoba
Phil Stalboerger, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Phil Griffin, Preferred One
Erin Sexton, Minnesota Chamber
Dannette Coleman, Medica
Beth Hartwig, Business Partnership
Chair Thissen renewed his motion that HF633 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Thissen moved that HF595 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.
HF595 (Laine) establishing a newborn home visiting program and a home visiting program
Chair Thissen moved the H0595DE1
amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Thissen moved to amend the H0595DE1
amendment as follows:
Health and Human Services
February 22, 2007
Page 2, line 2.24 restore "public health nursing" delete "comprehensive
Page 2, line 2.24 delete "of the family
Page 3, line 3.11 delete "possible" and insert "available"
Page 3, line 3.11 after "offer" insert ", refer to or connect with"
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Speaking in support of the bill were:
Terrie Rose, PhD, LP, President & Founder, Baby's Space: A Place to Grow
Ann Bajari, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley CHS Administrator
Rob Fulton, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Director
Vice Chair Fritz assumed the gavel at 3:10 P.M.
Chair Thissen assumed the gavel at 3:15 P.M.
Judy, Client, St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health
Speaking in opposition to the bill were:
Dr. Karen Effram, EdWatch and the Alliance for Human Research Protection
Twila Brase, Citizens Council on Health Care
Tom Prichard, Minnesota Family Council
Chair Thissen renewed his motion that HF595, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:53 P.M.
Rep. Paul Thissen, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant