SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

March 19, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 58 - 59

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Fisher, Chair

Sen. Margaret Carter, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ken Messerle

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Frank Shields

                                                Sen. Gary George

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Administrator

Andrew Morris, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 103 Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 104 Public Hearing

                                                HB 2241 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2253 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 58, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:14 p.m. and opens a public hearing on       HB 2241.

HB 2241 PUBLIC HEARING

008

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains HB 2241 to the committee.

015

Grant Higginson, MD

Acting Administrator, Health Division.  Presents testimony in support of HB 2241 (EXHIBIT A).  Gives a background of HB 2241.  Comments on the need for the bill.  Describes oversight.  Explains funding issues.  Relates an anecdote. 

077

Sen. Carter

Comments on previous proposed legislation. 

090

Jim Curtis

Fresenius.  Testifies in support of HB 2241.  Comments on the need for the bill.  States the bill would allow for more supervision by regulators.

107

Chair Fisher

Asks about disciplinary actions for dialysis technicians.

118

Kathleen Snail

Licensure, Health Division.  Responds by explaining different disciplinary actions that are allowed under administrative rules. 

134

Higginson

Explains who works in dialysis facilities.

144

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion.

150

Higginson

Comments on employee actions. 

160

Sen. Carter

Asks about funding for implementation.

165

Higginson

Responds by explaining funding.

175

Sen. Carter

Asks about the increase in costs.

183

Curtis

Responds that rates are set by HICVA.

190

Sen. Carter

Asks what the staff requirement would be.

196

Snail

Responds it would involve one full time position. 

208

Sen. Carter

Comments on the education of business operators. 

216

Snail

States a task force will be put together to put administrative rules together and then they will educate business operators.

231

Higginson

Comments on licensing fees. 

244

Snail

States that educating operators on administrative rules is standard practice.  Comments on investigation of complaints.  Discusses current rules.

268

Sen. Joan Dukes

SD 1.  Testifies in support of HB 2241.  Relates a personal experience.  Comments on dialysis. 

353

Chair Fisher

Asks about complaints to the health division.

359

Sen. Dukes

Responds the complaints were done secondarily.

373

Chair Fisher

Comments on the inspection process. 

390

Sen. Dukes

Discusses the importance of employee training.

420

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion.

TAPE 59, A

000

Sen. Dukes

Comments on access to dialysis.

014

Feli Sidhva

Fresenius.  Testifies in support of HB 2241.  Comments on the need for licensure.  States concern about the costs but that it is manageable.  Comments on access in rural communities.  States that licensure will be a positive opportunity for patients.

060

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2241 and opens a work session on   HB 2241.

HB 2241 WORK SESSION

063

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2241 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

070

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. DUKES will lead discussion on the floor.

073

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2241 and opens a public hearing on      SB 103.

SB 103 PUBLIC HEARING

075

Berkobien

Explains SB 103 to the committee.

097

Barney Speight

Kaiser Permanente.  Testifies in support of SB 103.  Comments on the objective of SB 103.  States that Office of Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) was created in 1987.  Comments on insurance portability. 

146

Bruce Bishop

Kaiser Permanente.  Testifies in support of SB 103.  Explains the –1 amendments are favorable.

156

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 103 and opens a work session on      SB 103.

SB 103 WORK SESSION

159

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 103-1 amendments dated 03/15/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

EXCUSED:  2 – Messerle, Shields

161

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

162

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 103 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

168

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

172

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 103.

193

Chair Fisher

Opens a public hearing on SB 104

SB 104 PUBLIC HEARING

196

Berkobien

Explains SB 104 to the committee.  Explains the –1 amendments.

240

Rep. Phil Barnhart

HD 40.  Testifies in support of SB 104.  Introduces the –2 amendments.  States there are –3 amendments being worked on.  Comments on representation. 

301

Chair Fisher

Comments on the size of the committee that would be formed.

308

Sen. Carter

Discusses the size of the committee the bill would form.  Gives suggestions for language.

335

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 104 and opens a public hearing on   HB 2253.

HB 2253 PUBLIC HEARING

347

Berkobien

Explains HB 2253 to the committee. 

379

Bob Repine

Oregon Housing and Community Services.  Testifies in support of    HB 2253 (EXHIBIT B).  Comments on the need for the bill.  Explains the make-up of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force.

TAPE 58, B

000

Patti Whitney-Wise

Interagency Coordinating Council on Hunger.  Testifies in support of HB 2253.  Comments on hunger in Oregon.  Discusses data analysis.  Comments on policy changes that have taken place due to the work of the task force.  Points out services in rural Oregon.

059

Sen. Messerle

Asks what communities are affected.

063

Whitney-Wise

Responds data is being analyzed.  State the problems are consistent in rural and urban areas. 

075

Sen. Messerle

Comments on poverty in rural areas. 

086

Whitney-Wise

Points out target areas.

092

Sen. Carter

Comments on hunger in Oregon. 

114

Repine

States that at times, people choose between housing and food costs.  Discusses poverty in Oregon.

167

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2253 and opens a work session on   HB 2253.

HB 2253 WORK SESSION

172

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2253 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 – Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 – George, Shields

183

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

185

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2253 and adjourns the meeting at     2:25 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2241, Written testimony, Grant Higginson, 2 pp.

B – HB 2253, Newsletter and information, Bob Repine, 7 pp.