STATE OF MINNESOTA 2ND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
AGING & LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE
Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. on January 21st, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
THEIS, Tama, Vice Chair
The meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m. The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was present.
Representative Christensen motioned to approve the minutes of January 14th 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Assistant Commissioner Loren Colman and Robert Held, Director of Nursing Facility Rates and Policy Division of the Department of Human Services presented an overview of nursing facility payment systems.
The following individuals testified on the state of long-term care in their specific groups or facilities:
Patti Cullen of the Care Providers of Minnesota, Gayle Kvenvold of LeadingAge Minnesota, Tom Pollock of Park River Estates, Mark Anderson of Knute Nelson, Bruce Glanzer of Good Shepherd Community, Cami Peterson-Devries of Renville Health Services, Michael Syltie of West Wind Village, Maria Freidlund of Aitkin Health Services, Matt Kinne and Dr. Heidi Street of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Transitional Rehab Program with Representative Michael Freiberg and Molly Kolstad, a patient advocate.
The committee was adjourned at 9:58 a.m.
Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair
Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant