STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
HEALTH FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual Health Finance and Policy Committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on February 22, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LIEBLING, Tina, Chair
HUOT, John, Vice Chair
SCHOMACKER, Joe, Minority Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Quam moved that the minutes of February 21, 2022 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Briefing on Minnesota’s Hospital Moratorium Law
Stefan Gildemeister, Director, Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
HF2812 (Ecklund) Hospital construction or critical access hospital modification moratorium exceptions authorized.
Chair Liebling moved that HF2812 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee Bill.
Representative Ecklund presented his bill.
1. Kimber Wraalstad, Administrator, North Shore Health
Chair Liebling laid over HF2812 for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy bill.
HF3470 (Her) Hospital construction moratorium exception project added.
Chair Liebling moved that HF3470 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.
Representative Her presented her bill.
1. Dr. Gigi Chawla, Chief of General Pediatrics, Children’s Minnesota
2. Lisa Sanford, RN, Children’s St. Paul.
Amanda Jansen, Director of Public Policy, Children's Minnesota, responded to member questions.
Chair Liebling laid over HF3470 for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Polity bill.
HF3281 (Huot) Hospital construction or modification moratorium exception authorized.
Vice Chair Huot moved that HF3281 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy Committee bill.
Vice Chair Huot presented his bill.
1. Beth Heinz, Executive, Behavioral Health, Fairview Health Services
2. Dr. Jeffrey Woods, Operations Group President, Acadia Healthcare
3. Daniel Clute, RN, St. Joseph’s Hospital
4. Rose Roach, Executive Director, Minnesota Nurses Association.
5. Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI-Minnesota
Matt Burdick, Legislative Director, Health Care and Behavioral Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to member questions.
Chair Liebling laid over HF3281 for possible inclusion in the Health Finance and Policy bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 P.M.
Representative Tina Liebling, Chair
Krysta Niedernhöfer, Committee Legislative Assistant