SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

January 22, 2001                                                                                                     Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                            Tapes 6 - 7

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 270 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 272 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 162 Public Hearing and Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 6, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and opens a public hearing on         SB 270.

SB 270 PUBLIC HEARING

011

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 270 to the committee.

030

Sen. Carter

States support for SB 270.

044

Chair Fisher

Introduces letter from the OMA in support of SB 270 (EXHIBIT A).

064

Jody Fischer

Representing the Board of Medical Examiners (BME).  Introduces Kathleen Haley.

067

Kathleen Haley

Executive Director, BME.  Presents testimony in support of SB 270 (EXHIBIT B).  Gives background of SB 270.

080

Chair Fisher

Comments support for SB 270.

086

Sen. Shields

Asks about the possibility of people not voluntarily using services if subjected to being reported on.

094

Haley

Responds the value of the bill outweighs the negative.  States the bill is a technical adjustment.

105

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 270 and opens a work session.

SB 270 WORK SESSION

107

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Moves SB 270 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:               5 - Carter, George, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

 

116

 

Chair Fisher

 

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

118

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 270 and opens a public hearing on      SB 272.

SB 272 PUBLIC HEARING

122

Berkobien

Explains SB 272 to the committee.

133

Haley

Presents testimony in support of SB 272 (EXHIBIT C).  Provides background.

152

Chair Fisher

Asks how many physician assistants there are in Oregon.

154

Haley

Responds about 354.

157

Chair Fisher

Asks how many physician assistants are on the board.

158

Haley

Responds there are two on the board.

174

Sen. George

Asks if a person could serve again after a period of time.

178

Haley

Responds no.

193

Chair Fisher

Discusses sitting out a term and then serving on the board again.

198

Haley

States the bill allows for that, but that it is not anticipated.

204

Jennifer Webber

Representing Oregon Society of Physicians Assistants.  States support for SB 272.

220

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 272 and opens a work session.

SB 272 WORK SESSION

222

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 272 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:               5 - Carter, George, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

247

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

250

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 272 and opens a public hearing on SB 162. 

SB 162 PUBLIC HEARING

 

Berkobien

Explains SB 162 and the –1 amendments (EXHIBIT D). 

269

Webber

Testifies in support of SB 162.  Comments on the importance of compensation.  Explains selection of board members.

295

Sen. Shields

Asks for the costs of attending board meetings.

300

Webber

Responds a great deal when patient fees are included.

308

Sen. Carter

Asks how much dues are.

313

Webber

Responds about $245 every two years.

321

Sen. Messerle

Asks how many state boards receive per diems.

332

Webber

Responds she is unsure.  Comments on the per diem process.

343

Berkobien

States per diems depend on how it is addressed in statute.

356

Haley

Presents testimony in support of SB 162 (EXHIBIT E).  States the bill is a fix for SB 265 (1999 Session).  States the cost for the next biennium would be $7,000.00. 

377

Chair Fisher

States the money already exists.

381

Haley

Comments on the per diem process for the BME. 

390

Chair Fisher

Comments on earnings that are lost during BME meetings.

409

Sen. Carter

Asks when fees are paid.

412

Haley

Responds the fees are paid every two years. 

TAPE 7, A

000

Sen. Carter

Comments on dues and the benefits members receive from the board.

009

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 162 and opens a work session.

SB 162 WORK SESSION

012

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 162-1 amendments dated 01/15/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

016

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

020

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 162 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:               5 - Carter, George, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

029

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

039

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 162 and adjourns the meeting at       1:40 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 270, Letter from the Oregon Medical Association, submitted by Sen. Fisher, 1 p.

B – SB 270, Testimony, submitted by Kathleen Haley, 1 p.

C – SB 272, Testimony, submitted by Kathleen Haley, 1 p.

D – SB 162, -1 Amendments, submitted by staff, 1 p.

E – SB 162, Testimony, submitted by Kathleen Haley, 1 p.