SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 2, 2001                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 71 - 72

 

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 144 Public Hearing

                                                SB 569 Public Hearing

                                                SB 570 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SJR 35 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 71, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:18 p.m. and opens a public hearing on      SB 569. 

SB 569 PUBLIC HEARING

010

Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 569 to the committee. 

021

Jennifer Webber

Oregon Society of Physician Assistants (OSPA).  Testifies in support of SB 569.  Explains the –1 amendments. 

048

Sen. Carter

Provides personal opinion. 

056

Webber

Clarifies the –1 amendments.  Comments on the sunset clause in the –1 amendments. 

075

Chair Fisher

Asks for clarification.

078

Webber

Explains the structure of the amendments.

103

Kathleen Haley

Executive Director, Board of Medical Examiners (BME).  Testifies on SB 569 (EXHIBIT A).  Explains the compromise that was worked out.  Comments on the development of Administrative Rules.

135

Sen. Messerle

Asks about the proposed changes to SB 569 in Haley’s written testimony.

140

Haley

Responds the changes could be done at a later time.

148

Sen. Carter

Asks if the changes could be done through the rule making process.

150

Haley

Responds the problem is older language that is in the original statute.

170

Jim Anderson

Oregon Medical Association (OMA).  Testifies in support of SB 569.  States the OMA supports the –1 amendments.

178

Jodi Fischer

BME.  Comments on the proposed changes.

196

Webber

States agreement with the BME’s suggested changes.

213

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 569 and opens a public hearing on    SB 570.

SB 570 PUBLIC HEARING

222

Berkobien

Explains SB 570 to the committee.

238

Webber

Reviews SB 570 and the –1 amendments.

273

Sen. Shields

Asks how many physician assistants there are in Oregon.

275

Webber

Responds about 350.

281

Haley

States support of SB 570 and the –1 amendments.

288

Anderson

Concurs with Haley. 

306

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 570 and opens a work session on      SB 570.

SB 570 WORK SESSION

309

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 570-1 amendments dated 03/30/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

311

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

313

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 570 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

330

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

334

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 570 and opens a public hearing on      SB 144.

SB 144 PUBLIC HEARING

336

Berkobien

Explains SB 144 to the committee.

375

Madeline Olson

Mental Health and Developmentally Disabled Services Division (MHDDSD).  Reads testimony in opposition to SB 144 (EXHIBIT B). 

TAPE 72, A

000

Olson

Continues reading testimony. 

010

Bob Joondeph

Oregon Advocacy Center.  Presents testimony in support of SB 144 (EXHIBIT C).  Comments on the civil commitment work group during the 1999-2001 interim.  Explains the background of SB 144.

050

Chair Fisher

Comments on amendments in related House Bills. 

060

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 144 and opens a public hearing on   SJR 35.

SJR 35 PUBLIC HEARING

064

Berkobien

Explains SJR 35 to the committee and the –1 amendments.

080

Sen. Carter

Comments on the –1 amendments.

090

Sen. Messerle

Comments on the fiscal impact of the bill.

107

Sen. Carter

Provides opinion of agencies giving information to members in a timely fashion.

115

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SJR 35 and opens a work session on     SJR 35.

SJR 35 WORK SESSION

117

Sen. Carter

Asks about postponing the work session until cost figures are received.

121

Sen. Messerle

Comments on the need for cost figures.

125

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SJR 35-1 amendments dated 03/28/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

130

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

125

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SJR 35 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

177

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

178

Sen. George

Provides personal opinion.

187

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SJR 35 and adjourns the meeting at        2:02 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 569/SB 570, Written testimony, Kathleen Haley, 1 p.

B – SB 144, Written testimony, Madeline Olson, 3 pp.

C – SB 144, Written testimony, Bob Joondeph, 2 pp.