SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

April 27, 2001                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                    Tapes 103 - 105

 

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

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 540 Work Session

                                                SB 286 Work Session

                                                SB 575 Work Session

HB 3040A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2263A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3078 Public Hearing

                                                HB 2655 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2671 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3041 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 392 Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2652A 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 103, A

004

Chair Fisher

Calls meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. and opens a work session on          SB 540. 

SB 540 WORK SESSION

020

Ed Patterson

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).  Testifies on the –4 amendments.  States the amendments are a compromise between parties.

056

Sen. Carter

Comments on SB 540. 

064

Patterson

Explains the difference between the –3 and –4 amendments.

080

Tom Holt

Board of Pharmacy.  Testifies on the –4 amendments.  States agreement with the presented amendments. 

105

Chair Fisher

Enters a letter from Gary Schnabel (EXHIBIT A).  Comments on the  –4 amendments. 

123

Holt

States agreement with Sen. Fisher.

127

Chair Fisher

Continues commenting on the –4 amendments. 

132

Holt

Explains the provisions in the –4 amendments.

148

Sen. Carter

Asks about the language of the bill.

160

Holt

Explains the intent.

184

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 540-4 amendments dated 04/27/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

186

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

187

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 540 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

195

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

200

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 540 and opens a work session on        SB 286.

SB 286 WORK SESSION

218

Sen. Carter

Comments on the –2 amendments. 

248

Jodi Fischer

American Diabetes Association.  Testifies on the –2 amendments.  Explains the consensus reached. 

280

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 286-2 amendments dated 04/25/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

285

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

287

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 286 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

299

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

301

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 286 and opens a work session on        SB 575 work session.

SB 575 WORK SESSION

306

Rick Berkobien

Administrator.  Explains SB 575 to the committee. 

325

Tom Bessonette

Citizen.  Testifies on SB 575.

347

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 575-3 amendments dated 04/27/01.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

350

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

353

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 575 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

367

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

370

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 575 and opens a work session on         SB 540.

SB 540 WORK SESSION

374

Sen. Shields

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. GEORGE to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on SB 540.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

376

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

383

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 540 and opens a public hearing on     HB 3040A.

HB 3040A PUBLIC HEARING

388

Berkobien

Explains SB 3040A to the committee.

TAPE 104, A

000

Rep. Jeff Kruse

HD 45.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A.  Comments on the work group that was convened to work on the bill.  Reviews the bill. 

043

Chair Fisher

Comments on HB 3040A. 

052

Tim Nessbitt

Oregon AFL-CIO.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A (EXHIBIT B).  Explains the background of the bill.

114

Rep. Jerry Krummel

HD 27.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A.  Explains what the bill would provide for. 

150

Chair Fisher

Explains the –A5 amendments. 

157

Berkobien

Reads the –A5 amendments.

171

John Powell

Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A.  Comments on the agreement reached. 

216

Lisa Trussell

Associated Oregon Industries (AOI).  Testifies in support of              HB 3040A.  Explains the intentions of the bill.  Comments on the development of administrative rules. 

267

Joel Ario

Department of Consumer and Business Services.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A (EXHIBIT C).  States the bill is fragile. 

295

Ed Neiburtt

Providence Health Plans.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A.  Reviews HB 3040A. 

TAPE 103, B

000

Sen. Carter

Asks about referrals to specialists.

005

Neiburtt

Responds how the process will work.

014

Lynn-Marie Crider

Oregon AFL-CIO.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A.  Reviews HB 3040A.

048

Sen. Carter

Asks how will provide the external review.

053

Crider

Responds care providers.  Continues explains HB 3040A.

138

Sen. George

Asks about the –A5 amendments.

142

Crider

Explains how the –A5 amendments would work.  Continues reviewing the bill. 

 

172

 

Jim Davis

 

Campaign for Patient Rights.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A (EXHIBIT D). 

185

Wendy Van Elverdinghe

Oregon Health Action Campaign.  Testifies in support of HB 3040A (EXHIBIT E). 

205

Peggy Anet

Health Insurance Association of America.  Testifies in support of      HB 3040A (EXHIBIT F).  Comments on the intention of the bill.

244

Jack McRae

Senior Vice-President, LifeWise.  Testifies on HB 3040A     (EXHIBIT G).  Comments on the need for the bill to be clear.  Lists concerns with HB 3040A. 

282

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 3040A and opens a work session on HB 3040A.

HB 3040A WORK SESSION

286

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3040A-A5 amendments dated 04/27/01.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, Messerle, Shields, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - George

288

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

290

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 3040A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

306

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

316

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 3040A and opens a public hearing on HB 2263A.

HB 2263A PUBLIC HEARING

320

Berkobien

Explains HB 2263A to the committee.

347

Pat Miles

Board of Nursing.  Testifies in support of HB 2263A (EXHIBIT H).  Addresses issues that HB 2263A covers.

399

Brian DeLashmutt

Oregon Nurses Association.  Testifies in support of HB 2263A.

410

Chair Fisher

Comments on the role of the Board of Nursing.

TAPE 104, B

010

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2263A and opens a work session on HB 2263A.

HB 2263A WORK SESSION

011

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2263A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0

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

018

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. SHIELDS will lead discussion on the floor.

025

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2263 and opens a public hearing on  HB 3078.

HB 3078 PUBLIC HEARING

026

Berkobien

Explains HB 3078 to the committee.

041

Rep. Phil Barnhart

HD 40.  Testifies in support of HB 3078.  Explains the background of the bill. 

064

Susan Latham

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners.  Testifies in support of HB 3078 (EXHIBIT I).  

072

Kristine Phillips

Oregon Psychological Association.  Testifies in support of HB 3078 (EXHIBIT J).  States the bill is a housekeeping bill. 

100

Justin Burns

Hagen, Dye, Hirschy & DiLorenzo, P.C.  Testifies on HB 3078.

110

Mike Farnell

Hagen, Dye, Hirschy & DiLorenzo, P.C.  Testifies on HB 3078.  Relates the case of Dr. Michael Villanueva (EXHIBIT K).  Proposes an amendment allowing for civil protection.

215

Chair Fisher

Reiterates the role of state boards.  Refers to (EXHIBIT I). 

258

Sen. Carter

Asks about the board standards.

268

Farnell

Responds the board has adopted a portion of the national rules, but not in their entirety which has caused problems.

285

Sen. Messerle

Asserts personal opinion. 

296

Chair Fisher

Gives follow-up to Sen. Messerle.

332

Sen. George

Provides personal opinion. 

347

Rep. Barnhart

Provides follow-up to Farnell’s testimony. 

380

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion on past issues with the Board of Psychology.

TAPE 104, A

010

Rep. Barnhart

Gives personal opinion.

022

Chair Fisher

Comments on the role of boards.  States the need for protection of individuals.

046

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 3078 and opens a public hearing on SB 392.

SB 392 PUBLIC HEARING

049

Berkobien

Explains SB 392 to the committee.

061

Lynn Reed

Office of Medical Assistance Programs.  Testifies on SB 392 and the   –1 amendments.  Explains the –1amendments (EXHIBIT L).

094

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on SB 392 and opens a work session on      SB 392.

SB 392 WORK SESSION

097

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 392-1 amendments dated 04/26/01.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Shields

104

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

106

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves SB 392 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

AYE:               3 - Carter, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     2 - George, Shields

115

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. CARTER will lead discussion on the floor.

125

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on SB 392 and opens a public hearing on     HB 2652A.

HB 2652A PUBLIC HEARING

126

Berkobien

Explains HB 2652A.

130

Holt

Testifies in support of HB 2652A.  Explains the engrossed version that was passed.

163

Sen. Messerle

Asks how a tie vote, on the council, is broken.

166

Holt

Responds the council works under a consent vote.

174

Jim Anderson

Oregon Medical Association.  Testifies on HB 2652A. 

200

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2652A and opens a work session on HB 2652A.

HB 2652A WORK SESSION

203

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2652A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

214

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

222

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2652A and opens a public hearing on HB 2655.

HB 2655 PUBILC HEARING

226

Holt

Testifies in support of HB 2655.  Gives reasons the bill should be passed.

270

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2655 and opens a work session on  HB 2655.

HB 2655 WORK SESSION

273

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2655 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

282

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

290

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2655 and opens a public hearing on   HB 2671.

HB 2671 PUBLIC HEARING

295

Holt

Testifies in support of HB 2671 (EXHIBIT M).  Explains what the bill does.

330

Chair Fisher

Provides personal opinion.

341

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 2671 and opens a work session on  HB 2671.

HB 2671 WORK SESSION

343

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 2671 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

350

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

357

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session on HB 2671 and opens a public hearing on  HB 3041.

HB 3041 PUBLIC HEARING

361

Holt

Testifies in support of HB 3041 (EXHIBIT N).  States the bill is a housekeeping bill.

380

Sen. Carter

Asks for clarification.

388

Holt

Clarifies what the bill does.

393

Chair Fisher

Closes the public hearing on HB 3041 and opens a work session on  HB 3041.

HB 3041 WORK SESSION

396

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Moves HB 3041 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

407

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

412

Sen. Carter

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. GEORGE to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on HB 3040A and          HB 2263A.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0

AYE:               4 - Carter, George, Messerle, Fisher

EXCUSED:     1 - Shields

 

Chair Fisher

The motion CARRIES.

427

Chair Fisher

Closes the work session and adjourns the meeting at 3:35 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Andrew Morris,                                                                        Rick Berkobien,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 540, Letter, Sen. Bill Fisher, 3 pp.

B – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Tim Nesbitt, 2 pp.

C – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Joel Ario, 2 pp.

D – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Jim Davis, 2 pp.

E – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Wendy VanElverdinghe, 1 p.

F – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Peggy Anet, 2 pp.

G – HB 3040A, Written testimony, Jack McRae, 4 pp.

H – HB 2263A, Written testimony, Pat Miles, 2 pp.

I – HB 3078, Testimony for Janis Cote, Susan Latham, 2 pp.

J – HB 3078, Testimony for Clifford Johannsen, Kristine Phillips, 1 p.

K – HB 3078, Written testimony, Mike Farnell, 2 pp.

L – SB 392, Written testimony for Hersh Crawford, Lynn Read, 2 pp.

M – HB 2671, Written testimony, Tom Holt, 1 p.

N – HB 3041, Written testimony, Tom Holt, 1 p.