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Preventive Health Policy Division


2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 23, 2022



Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Preventative Health Policy Division, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on March 23, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Freiberg, Mike, Chair
Bierman, Robert, Vice Chair
Gruenhagen, Glenn, Republican Lead
Acomb, Patty
Agbaje, Esther
Akland, Susan
Carlson, Andrew
Franson, Mary
Heintzeman, Josh
Morrison, Kelly
Pryor, Laurie

A quorum was present.

Representative Bierman moved that the minutes of March 16, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee received informational testimony on end-of-life issues.


• Dr. Robert Moravec, Former Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospital Ethics Committee
• Dr. Jessica Hausauer, Executive Director, Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care

Representative Morrison presented HF2670, Advance care planning service coverage provided by health plans, Medical Assistance, and MinnesotaCare. The bill was heard on an informational basis.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:33 AM.

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair

Seth Gellman, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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01:30 - Presentations on end-of-life issues.
49:58 - HF2670 (Morrison) Advance care planning service coverage provided by health plans, Medical Assistance, and MinnesotaCare (informational hearing).
Runs 1 hour, 3 minutes.

Presentations on end-of-life issues

HF2670 (Morrison); Advance care planning service coverage provided by health plans, medical assistance, and MinnesotaCare (informational hearing).

Items may be taken up in any order, items may be added or removed at the Chairs' discretion.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page:

All events are closed-captioned.

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If you would like to sign up to testify via zoom, please email by 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Public Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person within available committee time. If there is not enough time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

Members of the public, organizations, and stakeholders are always welcome to submit written testimony in lieu of testifying via zoom. Please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Written testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing. Written testimony received by 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22, 2022 will be part of the “virtual committee packet.”