STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH POLICY DIVISION
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair of the Behavioral Health Policy Division, and pursuant to House rule 10.01, called the remote meeting to order at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The meeting was broadcast live via Zoom and House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll.
FISCHER, Peter – Chair
FREDERICK, Luke – Vice Chair
FRANKE, Keith – Minority Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Moller moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting from Wednesday, January 20, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The committee held a discussion of Minnesota’s mental health inpatient bed capacity. Testifiers included the following:
Stefan Gildemeister, State Health Economist; Director, Health Economics Program, MDH
Dr. Michael Trangle, DLFAPA, Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI Minnesota
Linda Stenstadvold, Touchstone Mental Health
Brian Zirbes, MARRCH
Julie Bluhm, LICSW, CEO, Guild
Glenda Schneider, RN, M-Health Fairview
Bernadine Engledorf, RN, United Hospital
Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
Sheriff Chris Caulk, Isanti County, President – Minnesota Sheriffs Association
Jim McDonough, Commissioner, Ramsey County
Tami Lueck, Community Services Programs Manager, Crow Wing County
Todd Archbold, CEO, PrairieCare
Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.
Representative Peter Fischer, Chair
Spencer Crose, Committee Legislative Assistant