STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
Representative Neva Walker, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:07 A.M. on Friday, February 29, 2008, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
WALKER, Neva (Chair)
BRYNAERT, Kathy (Vice-Chair)
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HF3539 (Swails) Prairie St. Johns hospital moratorium exemption
Presentation of Public Interest Review by Minnesota Department of Health:
Julie Sonier, Director, Health Economics Program
A quorum was present at 10:11 A.M.
Responding to questions from members of the committee:
Wes Kooistra, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Rep. Ruud moved that the minutes of February 22, 2008 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Rep. Greiling moved that HF3539 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.
Providing testimony in support of the bill:
Stephen Setterberg, M.D. Co-Chairman, Prairie St. John's
John Ryan, Special Projects Liaison, Prairie St. John's
Shalene Kennedy, M.D. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Prairie St. John's
Clayton Litchfield, advocating on behalf of his wife, a consumer
Eleanor Daly, advocating on behalf of her granddaughter, a consumer
Eric Herschberger, Transportation Sergeant, Anoka County Sheriff's Department
Providing testimony in opposition to the bill:
Tom Geskerman, Vice President of Behavioral Services, Regions Hospital
Mental Health Division
Dr. Kathryn Curdue, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Fairview
Dr. William Callahan, Consultant, Fairview Behavioral Health Services
Kathy Knight, Vice President of Behavioral Services, Fairview
Sara Criger, CEO of St. Josephs Hospital and Vice President of Behavioral Services, HealthEast
Rep. Ruud moved that HF3539 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services but without further recommendation.
A division was requested.
On a vote of 5 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Rep. Wardlow moved that HF3539 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:18 P.M.
Rep. Neva Walker, CHAIR