STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Vice Chair Albright called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM on January 19, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
DEAN, Matt, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, Vice Chair
MURPHY, Erin, DFL Lead
A quorum was present.
Rep. Zerwas moved the minutes of January 18, 2017 for approval. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The Committee heard presentations from testifiers affected by and those who work inside the Direct Care and Treatment programs at the Minnesota Department of Human Services and answered questions from members. Those that testified were:
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Connie Kishel, Helpline Advocate
Carole Olson, Executive Director, Forensic Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Mary Krinkie, Vice President of Government Relations, Minnesota Hospital Association
Eric Hesse, Security Counselor, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, St. Peter, AFSCME representative
Jackie Spanjers, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center, AFSCME representative
Aleathea Modlin, Direct Care Worker, Minnesota Specialty Health System, Brainerd, AFSCME representative
Krista Goettl, Patient Advocate, Minnesota Security Hospital, St. Peter, MAPE representative
Michael Moriarty, Rehabilitation Counselor Senior, Minnesota Security Hospital, St. Peter, MAPE representative
The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 PM.
Representative Tony Albright, Vice-Chair
Shiloh Larson, Committee Legislative Assistant