SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 23, 2001                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                        Tapes 98 - 99

 

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

Jennifer Simmons, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                       SB 769 - Work Session

SB 568 - Work Session

HB 2469A - Work Session

HB 2226A - Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2491 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 659 - 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 98, A

003

Chair Fisher

Begins the meeting at 1:16 p.m.  Announces that the committee will not hear SB 540.  Opens a work session on SB 769.

WORK SESSION – SB 769

014

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Reviews the bill for the committee. 

025

Dixie Hannon

Legislative Aide.  Summarizes the April 4th hearing on SB 769.  Speaks about the –2 amendments.   

063

Kathrine Cowan

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Clarifies the type of information that will be reported by physicians under this bill.  Reads from written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

084

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 769-2 amendments dated 04/19/01.

087

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

088

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 769 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

092

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.  Closes work session and opens a work session on SB 568.

WORK SESSION – SB 568

104

Berkobien

Reviews the bill for the committee and explains the amendments.

115

Tom Holt

Oregon Pharmacists Association.  Explains what would change as a result of this bill. 

128

Chair Fisher

States that he has concerns with this bill.  Says that he would like the Staff Measure Summary to be changed.

146

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 568-1 amendments dated 04/03/01.

148

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

149

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 568 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

151

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.  Closes work session and opens a work session on HB 2469.

WORK SESSION – HB 2469A

167

Berkobien

Reviews the bill and explains the amendments.

187

Sen. Messerle

Asks if this requires them to accept the test but not to issue a license.

196

Doug Barber

Oregon Dental Health Coalition.  Answers that there are other required steps for licensure. 

212

Sen. Carter

Asks if they review the academic experiences of these people.

218

Barber

Answers that the person must be a graduate of an accredited ADA school and they must have a license from one of the fifty states. 

224

Sen. Carter

Asks if this bill would require that dentists from other countries have the same training and qualifications as a dentist trained in the United States.

240

Barber

Answers by reiterating the requirements.

252

Sen. Messerle

Asks what would happen if they had a valid license in one state but had also lost a license in another state.

262

Jo Ann Bones

Board of Dentistry.  Explains that the same rules of application would still apply.

274

Sen. Messerle

Asks if they have the capability to find licenses in other states.

275

Bones

Answers that they are required to notify the Board of Dentistry of any other licenses.  Says that there are other background checks that would also find this information.

285

Sen. Carter

Asks if the intensive background check that is already done would still be performed.

295

Bones

Answers yes.

303

Sen. Messerle

Asks if dentists agree with this bill.

308

Barber

Answers that the amendments are a compromise that has the support of dentists.

329

Sen. Carter

Says that OHSU is satisfied with this bill.

336

Sen. Messerle

Says that he hopes that all dentists are pleased with this.

344

Barber

Responds that this has been conveyed the substance of the bill to all of the members of the Oregon Dental Association.

355

Sen. Fisher

Says that he is satisfied that this is the best that this bill can be.

378

Barber

Clarifies that the Board of Dentistry is in favor of the bill and the Oregon Dental Association is neutral.

381

Sen. George

Asks if the amendments retain the option to accept the test.

387

Barber

Answers yes.

398

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2469A-4 amendments dated 04/16/01.

404

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

406

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2469A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

413

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.  Closes work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2226.

TAPE 99, A

PUBLIC HEARING – HB 2226 A

015

Berkobien

Reviews the bill. 

034

Jo Ann Bones

Board of Dentistry.  Reads from written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

066

Jack W. Clinton

OHSU School of Dentistry.  Reads from written testimony (EXHIBIT C).

087

Chair Fisher

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2226A.

WORK SESSION – HB 2226 A

091

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2226A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

094

 

VOTE:  5-0

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MESSERLE will lead discussion on the floor.  Closes work session and opens a public hearing on HB 2491.

PUBLIC HEARING – HB 2491

109

Berkobien

Explains the bill. 

139

Rep. Carlson

Explains her experience in fostering children that would otherwise have gone to a shelter.

230

Sen. Fisher

Submits written testimony from Kevin George (EXHIBIT D).  Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2491.

WORK SESSION – HB 2491

257

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2491 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

265

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Messerle

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SHEILDS will lead discussion on the floor.  Closes work session and opens a work session on SB 659.

TAPE 98, B

WORK SESSION – SB 659

005

Sen. Yih

Testifies in support of the bill.  Reads from written testimony (EXHIBIT E).

060

Sen. George

Commends Sen. Yih for her good work on this bill.

074

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 659-2 amendments dated 04/12/01.

076

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Messerle

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

078

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 659 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

082

 

VOTE:  4-0

EXCUSED:  1 - Messerle

 

Chair Fisher

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.  Closes work session on SB 659 and adjourns meeting at 2:30 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Jennifer Simmons,                                                                     Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – written testimony, SB 769, Katherine Cowan, 1 pp

B – written testimony, HB 2226A, Joanne Bones, 1 pp

C – written testimony, HB 2226A, Jack Clinton, 1 pp

D – written testimony, HB 2491, Kevin George, 1 pp

E – written testimony, SB 659, Senator Yih, 5 pp