SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

March 16, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                       Tapes  56 - 57

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Cheryl Young, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 210 Work Session

                                                SJR 32 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

HB 2101 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                SB 562 Public Hearing and Possible Work Session

                                                SB 813 Public Hearing and Possible 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 56, A

005

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:08 p.m. Opens Public Hearing on SJR 32

SJR 32, PUBLIC HEARING

010

Staff

Summarizes SJR 32.

029

Brian Smith

Volunteer Co-Chair of the Red Cross, State Legislative Committee and a member of the Mid Valley Chapter, Benton County.  Testifies in support of SJR 32 regarding the placement of defibrillator in all public places.

044

Dick Wilkinson

American Red Cross, Oregon Trail Chapter. Testifies in support of SJR 32. Demonstrates how defibrillator operates. Would like to have AED’s available in all public places. Encourages support of this legislation.

132

Sen. Shields

Asks questions regarding statistics regarding the placement of the AED in public places.

140

Wilkinson

Responds that no truly scientific studies have been completed to date. Elaborates with description of studies going on around the country.

170

Sen. Messerle

Asks about the cost of these machines, maintenance and liability or responsible for the maintenance

175

Wilkinson

Responds $3,000-$4,000 each, describes the maintenance and liability involved.

212

Sen. Carter

Asks about the fee structure, and the on going maintenance.

218

Wilkinson

Responds that there is a five- year warranty on the machine. Maintenance costs are battery replacement. Expands on response.

228

Sen. Carter

In response to Sen. Messerle’s concern about responsibility, states that it would be the obligation on us. Discusses legal obligation.

237

Sen. Messerle

Comments regarding the state of the equipment when it is not used regularly.

246

Wilkinson

Responds regarding the manufacturer’s maintenance procedure for the operator to check on a monthly basis.

261

Sen. George

Asks if police officers trained and certified to use this equipment.

264

Wilkinson

Responds that they are.

272

Sen. George

Asks what the requirements for training to be certified in rural areas.

275

Wilkinson

Responds each state has it’s own requirements.

299

Smith

States there are two AED’s in the capitol building.

302

Chair Fisher

Closes Pubic Hearing on SJR 32. Opens Work Session on SJR 32.

SJR 32, WORK SESSION

316

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SJR 32 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

317

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

332

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on SJR 32. Opens Work Session on SB 210.

334

Sen. Carter

Asks to be returned to SJR 32.

337

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on SB 210. Reopens Work Session on SJR 32.

SJR 32, WORK SESSION

341

Sen. Carter

States that as an affiliated member of the board of the American Red Cross she declares a potential conflict of interest.

345

Chair Fisher

Submits letters of support for record from Sandra Ramirez and Judy Lininger.  (EXHIBITS A and B). Closes Work Session on SJR 32 and Opens Work Session on SB 210.

SB 210, WORK SESSION

358

Staff

Summarizes SB 210

372

Chair Fisher

States Adopted –2 amendments.

382

Sen. George

MOTION:  Moves SB 210 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

387

Sen. Messerle

States he is not comfortable with restoring the bracketed material. Believes that all complaints should be signed, but in the interest of moving this bill, he will support the bill.

395

Sen. Shields

Notes that he has the same problems he’s always had with this bill. Comments about people in nursing homes and the degree of intimidation. Will still vote no on this bill.

417

Sen. Carter

Will not be supporting this bill, because of the continuing problems in the system.

422

Sen. George

Will support this bill. Feels that a person should be able to confront his accuser. Continues with comments.

412

Sen. Messerle

References Sen. George’s comments, stating that according to this bill they do not face their accuser.

448

 

VOTE:  3-2

AYE:            3 – Sen. Messerle,  Sen. George, Sen. Fisher

NAY:            2 – Sen. Shields, Sen. Carter

 

Chair Fisher

The motion Carries.

SEN. MIINNIS will lead discussion on the floor.

461

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on SB 210. Opens Public Hearing on HB 2101

HB 2101, PUBLIC HEARING

467

Staff

Summarizes HB 2101.

Tape 57, A

023

John Santa, MD

Administrator, Office for Oregon Health Plan Policy and Research. Requests the word “Plan” be removed from the agency’s name to make it easier for customer’s to get in touch with the right agency. Submits written testimony.  (EXHIBIT C).

043

Chair Fisher

Closes Public Hearing on HB 2101. Opens Work Session on HB 2101.

HB 2101, WORK SESSION

062

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2101 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

062

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.

078

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on HB 2101. Opens Public Hearing on SB 562

SB 562, PUBLIC HEARING

081

Staff

Summarizes bill and –1 amendments.

134

Paul Cosgrove

Representing Oregon Dental Hygienists. States his support for this bill, and the Board of Dentistry supports this bill. Submits written testimony. (EXHIBIT D).

141

Chair Fisher

Closes Public Hearing  on SB 562. Opens Work Session on SB 562.

SB 562, WORK SESSION

149

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 562A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

149

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

153

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 562 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

153

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

165

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on SB 562.  Opens Public Hearing on SB 813

SB 813, PUBLIC HEARING

167

Staff

Summarizes SB 813 and –1 and –2 amendments.

192

Ted Farr

Paramedic with Salem Fire Department. Represents the Oregon Fire Medical Administrators Association. Clarifies the changes and corrections of the amendments to the bill. Testifies in support of this bill.

211

Sen. Carter

Commends all the persons involved making this come a fruitful and productive outcome. Continues with comments.

232

Shawn Baird

Oregon Ambulance Association, Multnomah County. States that the Ambulance Association supports the amendments.

241

Chair Fisher

Closes Public Hearing on SB 813. Opens Work Session on SB 813.

SB 813, WORK SESSION

245

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 813 -1,-1 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

245

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 813-1,-2 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

246

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

258

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 813-1, and -2 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

259

 

VOTE:  5-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

264

Chair Fisher

Closes Work Session on SB 813.

266

Sen.Shields

States that he feels strongly about SB 210, and wonders if it would be appropriate to develop an improvement on the bill and submit it as a minority report. The committee members discuss their options.

370

Chair Fisher

Adjourns meeting at 2:00.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Cheryl Young,                                                                          Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SJR 32, written testimony,  submitted by Chair for Sandra Ramirez, 1p.

B – SJR 32, written testimony,  submitted by Chair for Judy Liniger, 1p.

C - HB 2101, written testimony,  John Santa, MD., 1p.

D – SB 562, written testimony,  Paul Cosgrove, 1p.