HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

January 31, 2003   Hearing Room D

9:00 A.M. Tapes  11 – 13

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kruse, Chair

Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Vice-Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson

Rep. Jeff Barker

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Rep. Ben Westlund

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Billy Dalto, Vice-Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Administrator

Mara McGraw, Assistant

 

MEASURE  HEARD:                     HB 2164 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2171 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2192 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2165 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2244 – 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 11, A

006

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 8:36 A.M. and opens a public hearing on

HB 2164.

HB 2164 – PUBLIC HEARING

012

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes bill.

019

Sue Wilson

Director, Health Licensing Agency. Provides written testimony (EHIBIT A). Explains membership, roles and authorities of Advisory Council on Hearting Aids. Provides background on the measure.

045

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions the current agency budget.

049

Wilson

Details budget and fees associated.

061

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on split vote of council regarding change.

063

Wilson

Responds the Council requested the bill be presented to the Legislature.

076

Fred Peters

Consumer Member, Advisory Council on Hearting Aids. Speaks to technical and professional aspects of council. Provides testimony in support of HB 2164. 

104

Rep. Barker

Comments on the current consumer representation on board.

111

John Brenneman

Representing Oregon Hearing Society (OHS). Explains span and role of OHS as group of hearing aid fitters. Notes problem solving efforts within OHS. Notes OHS concerns with changing membership.

158

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions issues brought to council. 

161

Brenneman

Defers to Sue Wilson.

172

Wilson

Responds the council establishes best practice, performs test writing and clinical examination, competency standards and consumer reporting.

187

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions process of consumer input.

190

Wilson

Explains private versus public meeting process. Reports consumer groups attend public meetings frequently.

198

Rep. Tomei

Question split vote.

202

Wilson

Explains inability to answer question. 

206

Rep. Barker

Restates need for additional consumer on board. Requests explanation regarding opposition to change in council membership.

218

Wilson

Defines opposition as it relates to the expertise of professionals.

235

Brenneman

Explains issues related to shifting the balance on a council.  Refers to membership of similar boards. 

261

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on council’s role as peer review and/or technical advisory services. Questions council’s ability to handle consumer complaints.

266

Wilson

Explains agency role as an advisory role dealing with enforcement and compliance. Clarifies council is not a peer review board. 

283

Wayne Seely

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People of Oregon. Provides written testimony (EHINIT B). Explains need for stronger representation on council.

307

Chair Kruse

Questions if concern is philosophical or to address a specific problem with current council.

313

Seely

Readdresses issue of balance brought by consumer input versus professional input. Explains focus of users toward assistive technology and options used alongside hearing aids.

360

Chair Kruse

Comments on consumer role on board. Clarifies Seely’s testimony.

364

Seely

Restates  position on representation  of consumers.

379

Chair Kruse

Questions scope of board. 

389

Wilson

Responds the council’s focus is consumer protection and notes the council as advisory in nature. Explains uncertainty of impact relating to change in membership. 

419

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on the membership of similar councils and existing representation by consumers.

425

Wilson

Reports more than one consumer as atypical. 

445

Rep. Barker

Notes role of advisory board as it relates to consumer protection.    

TAPE  12, A

023

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2164 and opens work session on HB 2164.

HB 2164 – WORK SESSION

027

Rep. Anderson

Notes functioning of current board operations.  Suggests delaying change until need is presented. 

052

Rep. Barker

Comments council structure to protect consumers would benefit from one additional consumer member. 

067

Rep. Barker

MOTION:  Moves HB 2164 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED.

083

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Reports council advisory in nature thus one additional consumer would not upset the existing balance. 

100

Chair Kruse

Comments on the lack of evidence relating to dysfunction of council as it stands.  

121

Rep. Tomei

Concurs. 

131

Rep. Barker

Withdraws the motion.

126

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2164 and opens public hearing on

HB 2171.

HB 2171 – PUBLIC HEARING

139

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes HB 2171.

151

Chair Kruse

Explains position on bill.

163

Jack Kenny

Deputy Director, Oregon Housing and Community Services. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT C). Introduces self.

164

Betty Markey

Housing Resources Manager, Oregon Housing and Community Services. Introduces self. 

167

Kenny

Details project services and  budget needs. Details benefits of Oregon Affordable Housing Tax Credit (OAHTC) funds. Defines specifications of OAHTC and need for type of funding. 

244

Rep. Anderson

Questions interest rate requirements.

249

Kenny

Details components of rent pass-through in pre-development loans as they relate to analysis of loan structure.

262

Chair Kruse

Comments in support of the addition of predevelopment loans.

275

Bill Van Vliet

Executive Director, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH).  Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT D). Provides background of NOAH. Testifies in support of HB 2171.

433

John Blatt

Association of Oregon Community Development Organizations.  Testifies in support of HB 2171 (EXHIBIT E). Explains partnerships in affordable housing and the relationship between state and private funding.

TAPE 11, B

005

Blatt

Continues testimony. Details current costs of predevelopment and the savings related to development costs. 

026

Peter Hainley

Executive Director, CASA of Oregon.  Defines scope of projects in regard to affordable housing for Oregon farm workers.  Reports proposed changes would help with initial risk capital and early loan funds. Describes stimulation of healthy competition between banks. 

050

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2171 and opens work session on

HB 2171.

HB 2171 – WORK SESSION

052

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Proclaims potential conflict of interest. Comments in support of

HB 2171.

054

Rep. Monnes Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2171 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the Committee on Revenue by prior reference.

072

Rep. Anderson

Comments on solutions provided by bill. 

080

Rep. Westlund

States support of bill.

091

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote AYE.

EXCUSED:  1 - Dalto

 

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

098

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2171 and opens public hearing on

HB 2192.

HB 2192 – PUBLIC HEARING

100

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes HB 2192.

111

Terri Johansen

Assistant Commissioner, Department of Community Colleges and Work Force Development. Testifies in support of HB 2192 and offers amendment language. 

134

Ron Adams

Director, Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC). Testifies in support of HB 2192 and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F).  Describes scope of project and funding issues and the participants and restrictions as they relate to the bill. 

187

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions OYCC status as a day or residential program.

190

Adams

Details day and residential programs.

201

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on HB 2192 and opens work session on

HB 2192.

HB 2192 – WORK SESSION

205

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves HB 2192 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

209

Rep. Westlund

Comments in support of HB 2192. 

228

Rep. Anderson

Comments in support of HB 2192. 

262

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote AYE.

EXCUSED:  1 - Dalto

 

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

REP. WESTLUND will lead discussion on the floor.

276

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2192 and opens public hearing on

HB 2165.

HB 2165 – PUBLIC HEARING

284

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes HB 2165.

303

Kathleen Haley

Executive Director, Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (BME).  Provides background on HB 2165 and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT G). Explains request for bill and proposed amendments. 

348

Rep. Tomei

Clarifies amendment objective.

353

Haley

Concurs amendment speaks specifically to time limits on reporting.  Explains amendment also defines term official event.

358

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on hospital reporting requirements.

362

Haley

Explains requirements and reiterates objective to create time limit on reporting.

373

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on lack of sanctions for not reporting.

374

Haley

Relates benefits of self reporting.

387

Rep. Barker

Questions opposition to bill. 

391

Haley

Unable to answer question. 

399

Bruce Bishop

Representing Oregon Association of Hospital and Health Systems (OAHHS). Reports concerns about drafting and provisions as basis for opposition. 

TAPE 12, B

001

Bishop

Continues explanation and details concerns with HB 2165 as written.

075

Bishop

Continues discussion.

129

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on BME position as it relates to OAHHS support of the bill.

131

Bishop

Comments on OAHHS position.

133

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions ability to accomplish object via rules versus legislation.

137

Bishop

Defers to Haley. Explains limitations in creating administrative rules. 

147

Steven Kafaury

Oregon Acupuncture Association. Comments on the lack of clarity of the bill language. Explains concern over acupuncturist’s responsibility regarding bill. . 

167

Edward Johnston

Lincoln County, Oregon. Defines proposed changes as they relate to personal medical experiences. Relates consumer rights regarding details in bill and the bill be referred to voters.

245

Chair Kruse

Suggests interested parties work toward acceptable amendment language. Closes public hearing on HB 2165 and opens public hearing on HB 2244.

HB 2244 – PUBLIC HEARING

256

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

276

Lorraine Duncan

Immunization Program Manager, Health Services, Office of Family Health, DHS. Provides written testimony in support of HB 2244 (EXHIBIT H). Explains Immunization ALERT program.

347

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments in support and value of program. Questions usage/access by providers.

364

Duncan

Explains fee is related to usage for business purposes. Explains proposed fee.

399

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on budget. 

403

Duncan

Explains budget figures.

405

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on HEDIS.

408

Duncan

Reports HEDIS is an organization which provides quality improvement measures to providers. Submits written testimony of Sara Brickner, Douglas County Immunization Coalition(EXHIBIT I). 

TAPE 13, A

007

Rep. Alan Bates

House District 5, and physician. Explains scope of immunization project and registry benefits.

069

Paige  Sipes-Metzler

Chair of Oregon Immunization Alert Advisory Committee. States organization’s support of HB 2244.   

084

Edward Johnston

Relates concerns with bill regarding fees charged to public and confidentiality of public data bases. Emphasizes provision for protection of citizens.     

140

Chair Kruse

Reports issues from previous legislative session related to clarity of fees. Suggests clarity of language to define who will and will be charged fees and who will qualify for voluntary fees.

159

Rep. Anderson

Offers interpretation of bill’s language.

164

Chair Kruse

Questions term authorized user and speaks to intent of requirement.

171

Rep. Westlund

Comments on difference between terms may and shall.

172

Chair Kruse

Comments on terminology approved by legislative counsel. Closes public hearing on HB 2244 and adjourns meeting at 10:45 A.M.  

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2164, written testimony, Sue Wilson, 1 p.

B – HB 2164, written testimony, D. Wayne Seely, 1 p.

C – HB 2171, written testimony, Jack Kenny, 3 pp.

D – HB 2171, written testimony, Bill Van Vliet, 5 pp.

E – HB 2171, written testimony, John Blatt, 3 pp.

F – HB 2192, written testimony, Ron Adams, 8 pp.

G – HB 2165, written testimony, Kathleen Haley, 2 pp.

H – HB 2244, written testimony, Lorraine Duncan, 3 pp.

I – HB 2244, written testimony, Sara Breckner, 4 pp.