SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

March 7, 2001                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 44 - 45

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

                                                Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Frank Shields

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       HCR 3 Public Hearing

SB 36 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 243 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 756 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 44, A

005

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. and opens a public hearing on         SB 243.

SB 243 PUBLIC HEARING

011

Rick Berkobien

Explains SB 243 to the committee.

045

Sen. Peter Courtney

Senate District 17.  Presents testimony in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT A).  Relates a story of a child that died. 

092

Peter Quint, MD

Physician.  Presents testimony in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT B). 

200

Braham Goldstein, MD

Physician.  Presents testimony in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT C).  Comments on the need for the legislation.  States that 200 or more children would benefit from SB 243.  Presents facts from studies done in 1991 and 1994.  Presents slides of children affected by meningococcal bacteria, who could have been helped if they had been treated in a specialized facility.

343

Mike Howell

Parent.  Presents testimony in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT D).  Relates the experience of his daughter’s death due to a bicycling accident.  Points out the death could have been averted if proper medical care had been given.

TAPE 45, A

000

Howell

Continues testimony. 

052

Samantha Howell

Parent.  Testifies in support of SB 243.  Relates the experience of her daughter’s death.

088

Jim Lace, MD

Physician.  Testifies in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT E).  States the issue has been studied since 1986.  States there has not been funding in the past to help children who need immediate treatment.  Points out the importance of consultation between doctors.

132

Chair Fisher

Asks if the bill needs an amendment.

134

Lace

Responds the issue could possibly addressed in administrative rules.

149

Craig Warden, MD

Physician.  Testifies in support of SB 243.  Comments on the current pediatric trauma data.  Explains the existing programs that Oregon has.  Explains the current equipment that is used, which is less than what is actually needed. 

240

James Lindsay, MD

Physician.  Testifies in support of SB 243 (EXHIBIT F).  Explains policies that have been implemented in other states.

284

Grant Higginson, MD

Acting Health Division Administrator.  Testifies in opposition to SB 243 (EXHIBIT G).  States the opposition is because the bill is not included in the governor’s budget.  States the proposed program is similar to the program used for adults.  Comments on current practices.  Explains the fiscal impact.  States the issues can be addressed through administrative rules. 

379

Chair Fisher

States his intentions for SB 243.  Enters letters into the record (EXHIBIT H).

TAPE 44, B

000

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 243 and opens a work session on      SB 243.

SB 243 WORK SESSION

011

Sen. Messerle

MOTION:  Moves SB 243 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Shields

018

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

024

Chair fisher

Closes the work session on SB 243 and opens a public hearing on      SB 36.

SB 36 PUBLIC HEARING

028

Berkobien

Explains SB 36 to the committee. 

051

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter from Ellie Jenny into the record (EXHIBIT H). 

063

Bill Linden

Oregon Independent Living Association.  Testifies in support of SB 36. 

070

Barbara Briggs

Independent Living Council.  Testifies in support of SB 36.  Explains independent living centers.  Comments on the fiscal impact.  Points out the help SB 36 would provide.  Explains current law.  States that independent living centers are very cost affective.  Relates a clients tax experience. 

166

Tricia Hoelscher

Douglas County Independent Living.  Testifies in support of SB 36.  Relates a personal experience.  Comments on the population served by independent living centers. 

259

Thelma McDaniel

Independent Living Center Recipient.  Testifies in support of SB 36.  Relates her personal experience. 

300

Tina Treasure

Independent Living Center Director.  Testifies in support of SB 36.  Relates her personal experience. 

TAPE 45, B

010

Dean Westwood

Independent Living Recipient.  Testifies in support of SB 36.  Relates his personal experience. 

088

Sonja Fischer

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council.  Testifies in support of   SB 36 (EXHIBIT I).

099

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 36 and opens a work session on SB 36.

SB 36 WORK SESSION

101

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 36 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Shields

110

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

120

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 36 and opens a work session on HCR 3.

123

Rep. Jeff Kruse

House District 45.  Testifies in support of HCR 3. 

140

Chair Fisher

States an amendment is need to correct the –1 amendment. 

177

Chair fisher

Closes the work session on HCR 3 and opens a public hearing on SB 756.

SB 756 PUBLIC HEARING

181

Berkobien

Explains SB 756 to the committee.

195

Kathie Osborn

Attorney, Juvenile Rights Project.  Testifies in support of SB 756.

203

Mary Earl

Foster Parent.  Testifies in support of SB 756.  Relates a personal experience. 

290

Diana Godwin

Attorney.  Testifies in support of SB 756 (EXHIBIT K).  States the bill would allow the same rights as children involved with Services to Children and Families. 

315

Katharine Weit

Oregon Developmentally Disabilities Council.  Testifies in support of SB 756 (EXHIBIT J).

335

Eunice Phillipi

Foster Parent.  Testifies in support of SB 756 (EXHIBIT L).  Relates personal experience.  Comments on care of developmentally disabled children. 

404

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 756 and opens a work session on          SB 756.

SB 756 WORK SESSION

407

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 756 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - Carter, Shields

419

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

Sen. George will lead discussion on the floor.

420

Chair Fisher

Adjourns at 3:01 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 243, Written testimony, Sen. Peter Courtney, 2 pp.

B – SB 243, Statistical data, Peter Quint, 1 p.

C – SB 243, Biographical sketch and article, 4 pp.

D – SB 243, Written testimony, Mike Howell, 3 pp.

E – SB 243, Written testimony, Jim Lace, 1 p.

F – SB 243, Resume and supporting materials, 16 pp.

G – SB 243, Written testimony, Grant Higginson, 2 pp.

H – SB 243, SB 36, Letters, Sen. Fisher, 4 pp.

I – SB 36, Written testimony, Sonja Fischer, 1 p.

J – SB 756, Written testimony, Katharine Weit, 1 p.

K – SB 756, Written testimony, Diana Godwin, 2 pp.

L – SB 756, Written testimony and letter, Eunice Phillipi, 2 pp.