STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE
Representative Abeler, Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:34 P.M. on February 9, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ABELER, Jim, Chair
KIFFMEYER, Mary, Vice Chair
One member was excused.
Chair Abeler called the meeting to order at 12:34 P.M.
A quorum was not present.
Chair Abeler officially called the meeting to order at 12:36 P.M.
A quorum was present.
Representative Schomacker moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 8, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Alex Bartolic, Disability Services Division Director, MN Department of Human Services, presented on three topics:
Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Relative Care Implementation Update
Corporate Foster Care Implementation Update
Congregate Living Low Need Implementation Update
Testifying on these topics:
Tom Johnson, Mental Health Association of Minnesota
Derek Allen, House Manager
Ted Linck, Recipient, CADI Waiver Cuts
Lee Lewis, Clare Housing's services for HIV/AIDS
John Everett, Executive Director, Community Involvement Programs
Tim Burkett, Executive Director, People Incorporated
AnneMarie Florist, People Incorporated
Craig DeLorme, Recipient, CADI Waiver Cuts
Allen Potvin, President, Cornerstone
Joe Cuoco, Vice President of Operations, Supportive Living Solutions
Lisa Zaspel, Director of Residential Services, Fraser
Alice Hulbert, M.D.
Linda Masica, Citizen
Sheryl Grassie, Parent, Group Homes
Kyle R. Mullen, Director of Training, Cardinal of Minnesota
Brooke Schultz, South Metro Human Services, Mental Health Providers Association of Minnesota
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Jerry Web, Parent of Schizophrenic Son
Jon Nelson, Executive Director, Residential Services of NE MN
Anni Simons, Senior Policy and Program Manager, The MN Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Dena Belisle, Parent PCA of Disabled Son
Barbara Christenson, Husband is PCA for Disabled Son
Bruce Emmel, President and CEO, Home at Heart Care
Jamie Knopik, Parent of 3 kids with Autism
Kristi A Sandford, Parent of Disabled Son
Austin Figge, Prairie River Home Care, Minnesota HomeCare Association
Bruce Nelson, AARM
The meeting was adjourned at 2:19 P.M.
REP. JIM ABELER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant