SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 4, 2001                                                                                                           Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 73 - 76

 

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:                       SJM 6 Public Hearing

SJR 39 Public Hearing

                                                SB 482 Public Hearing

                                                SB 769 Public Hearing

                                                SB 885 Public Hearing

 

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 73, A

003

Chair Fisher

Calls the meeting to order at 1:44 p.m. and opens a public hearing on     SJR 39.

SJR 39 PUBLIC HEARING

012

Berkobien

Explains SJR 39 to the committee.

028

Sen. Shields

SD 9.  Testifies in support of SJR 39.  Gives a background of SJR 39. 

080

David Kenagy

Executive Director, Oregon Law Commission.  Presents (EXHIBIT A) testimony in support of SJR 39.  Explains the Oregon Law Commission and its role with SJR 39.

148

Steven Green

Visiting Professor, Willamette University.  Testifies in support of    SJR 39.  Comments on charitable choice.  Explains changes that could be made to SJR 39. 

240

Green

Continues testimony.

256

Kenagy

Reviews proposed changes as listed in (EXHIBIT A). 

266

Sen. Shields

Comments on the proposed changes. 

294

Clarice Bailey

Deputy Administrator, Department of Human Services.  Testifies in support of SJR 39.  Comments on the relationship between government and faith-based services. 

326

Bob Castagna

Oregon Catholic Conference.  Testifies in support of SJR 39 (EXHIBIT B).  Reviews (EXHIBIT B). 

TAPE 74, A

000

Castagna

Continues testimony.

040

David Fidanque

Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon.  Testifies in opposition to      SJR 39.  Comments on Oregon’s Bill of Rights and Constitution.  Discusses Oregon’s tradition on separation of church and state. 

108

Sen. Shields

Explains the intent of SJR 39.  Asks about current practices.

125

Fidanque

Responds by explaining his understanding of the current structure.  Explains the importance of following the Oregon Constitution.

153

Sen. Shields

Asks if it is possible that current practices already satisfy the Oregon Constitution.

174

Fidanque

Responds it is possible, but more specific policy needs to be developed.

190

Bob Horenstein

Jewish Federation.  Testifies in support of SJR 39.  Comments on charitable choice.  Presents questions that have been raised. 

277

Emily Gottfried

American Jewish Committee.  Testifies on SJR 39.  States support of the concept.  States opposition to charitable choice. 

327

Enid Edwards

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  Testifies on SJR 39.  States that protection needs to be added for organizations already receiving money to practice charity. 

383

Sen. Shields

States that SJR 39 and SJM 6 can be changed to meet the needs presented to the committee.

407

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SJR 39 and opens a public hearing on SJM 6. 

SJM 6 PUBLIC HEARING

424

Edwards

Presents (EXHIBIT C).

440

Gottfried

Reiterates previous testimony.

TAPE 73, B

011

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SJM 6 and opens a public hearing on     SB 482.

SB 482 PUBLIC HEARING

013

Berkobien

Explains SB 482 to the committee.

033

Barbara Hernandez

American Liver Foundation.  Presents testimony in support of SB 482 (EXHIBIT D).

065

Jody Fischer

Representing GlaxoSmithkine.  Testifies in support of SB 482 (EXHIBIT E).  Talks about Hepatitis A.  Comments on the importance of vaccination. 

106

Sen. Carter

Asks if more children in Oregon are contracting Hepatitis A.

112

Fischer

Responds that children are carriers of Hepatitis A.

116

Sen. Carter

Asks if there have been any deaths due to Hepatitis A.

120

Hernandez

Responds that there was an outbreak a few years ago, but is unsure of deaths that resulted.  States that Hepatitis A goes in cycles.

138

Chair Fisher

Asks about the average rate listed in (EXHIBIT E). 

 

147

 

Hernandez

 

Responds the rate is per 100,000 people.  Talks about the effects of Hepatitis A.

158

Fischer

States that Hepatitis A can fatal if combined with other forms of Hepatitis.  States there about a 100 deaths a year in the US due to Hepatitis A.

164

Sen. George

Asks about the high rate of infection in Oregon.

170

Hernandez

Responds that is unknown.

174

Chair Fisher

Asks about the make-up of the vaccinations and if it can cause Autism.

183

Fischer

Responds she is unsure of the make-up, but it has been proved it does not cause Autism.

198

Randy Hilderbrand

Legislative Aide, Sen. Bev Clarno.  Testifies in support of SB 482 (EXHIBIT F).  Comments on Hepatitis A. 

237

Lorraine Duncan

Immunization Program Manager, Oregon Health Division.  Testifies in opposition to SB 482    (EXHIBIT G).  Gives reasons why the health division is opposed to SB 482.

303

Chair Fisher

Asks about immunization implementation. 

314

Duncan

Responds by explaining implementation.  States the bill would be more appropriate at a later date.

332

Chair Fisher

States a concern with the long time needed to implement new immunizations. 

345

Duncan

Explains new procedures could be implemented through administrative rules. 

363

Sen. Carter

Comments on the loss of life and waiting to introduce new immunizations. 

386

Duncan

Explains that counties are starting to use Hepatitis A vaccines. 

403

Sen. Carter

States support of Hepatitis A vaccination.

409

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 482 and opens a public hearing on   SB 769.

SB 769 PUBLIC HEARING

413

Berkobien

Explains SB 769 to the committee. 

TAPE 74, B

010

Dixie Hannon

Legislative Aide to Sen. Hannon.  Testifies in support of SB 769.  Comments on diabetes (EXHIBIT L).  States that diabetes is on the rise, specifically on the west coast.  States that diabetes tracking is insufficient. 

058

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter into the record (EXHIBIT H). 

067

Hannon

States amendments will be forthcoming. 

080

Chair Fisher

Comments on his intentions for SB 769.

111

Katherine Cowan

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Testifies in support of SB 769 (EXHIBIT I).  Comments on juvenile diabetes. 

126

Lindsay Cowan

Juvenile Diabetic.  Testifies in support of SB 769.  Relates her personal story. 

160

K. Cowan

Adds comments to L. Cowan’s testimony. 

175

Dr. James Hansen

Emanuel Children’s Diabetic Clinic.  Testifies in support of SB 769.  States that Oregon has an unusually high rate of diabetes.  Comments on the affects of diabetes.  States there is a need for more research. 

260

Chair Fisher

Discusses L. Cowan’s insulin treatment.

272

Sen. Carter

Comments on the onset of Type II Diabetes in children.

285

Hansen

States that with fitness and nutrition education it can help keep Type II Diabetes under control.  Reiterates the need for data collection. 

338

Chair Fisher

Enters letters and e-mails into the record (EXHIBIT J).

361

Francene Boullsa

Pediatric Physician Assistant.  Testifies in support of SB 769 (EXHIBIT K).  Relates examples of patients she sees.  Comments on Type II Diabetes. 

407

Brynna Herwitz

Children’s Diabetes Seminars.  Testifies in support of SB 769.  Relates a personal anecdote.  Comments on her work.

TAPE 75, A

000

Herwitz

Continues testimony.

050

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion.

080

K. Cowan

Presents Video people afflicted with diabetes.

130

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 769 and opens a public hearing on   SB 885.

SB 885 PUBLIC HEARING

150

Sen. Joan Dukes

SD 1.  Testifies in support of SB 885 (EXHIBIT M).  Comments on the history of SB 885.  Explains the need for the commission on pain management.  Discusses the make-up of the proposed commission. 

199

Sen. Ginny Burdick

SD 6.  Testifies in support of SB 885.  Reads testimony on her sister’s behalf.  Explains chronic pain.

300

Sen. Dukes

Explains (EXHIBIT M). 

353

Dr. Paul Stull

Medical Doctor.  Testifies in support of SB 885.  Discusses pain management.  Points out pain issues in long term care facilities. 

TAPE 76, A

000

Stull

Continues testimony. 

024

Chair Fisher

Introduces letters from the Oregon Medical Association and the Oregon Dental Association (EXHIBIT N).  Asks about education requirements in SB 885.

038

Sen. Dukes

Responds the requirement would be a one-time class.  Comments on the ability to bypass the education in certain instances.

060

Stull

Comments on licensure and continuing education units. 

073

Sen. Dukes

Discusses new treatments and without continuing education, medical professionals will not know about them.  Comments on the intent of the bill.  States that Oregon is ahead of other states in pain management, but improvement is needed.

117

Stull

Explains chronic pain management. 

139

Ellie Jenny

Consumer.  Testifies in support of SB 885.  Comments on the proposed make-up of the commission. 

202

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 885 and adjourns the meeting at     4:21 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SJR 39, Written testimony, Dave Kenagy, 7 pp.

B – SJR 39, Program Information, Bob Castagna, 12 pp.

C – SJR 39, Article, Enid Edwards, 1 p.

D – SB 482, Written testimony, Barbara Hernandez, 10 pp.

E – SB 482, Written testimony, Jody Fischer, 2 pp.

F – SB 482, Written testimony, Randy Hilderbrand, 1 p.

G – SB 482, Written testimony, Lorraine Duncan, 3 pp.

H – SB 769, Letter, Sen. Bill Fisher, 2 pp.

I – SB 769, Written testimony, Katharine Cowan, 25 pp.

J – SB 769, Letters, Sen. Bill Fisher, 5 pp.

K – SB 769, Written testimony, Francine Boullsa, 3 pp.

L – SB 769. Written testimony, Dixie Hannon, 1 p.

M – SB 885, Articles, Sen. Joan Dukes, 12 pp.

N – SB 885, Letters, Sen. Bill Fisher, 3 pp.