HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

April 09, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 A.M. Tapes 80 – 81

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jeff Kruse, Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto, Vice-Chair

Rep. Carolyn Tomei, Vice-Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson

Rep. Jeff Barker

Rep. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Rep. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Mara McGraw, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 3036 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3066 – Work Session

                                                HB 3157 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2700 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2834 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2889 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2919 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3285 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3502 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 3585 – 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 80, A

004

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 8:47 A.M. and opens public hearing on HB 3036.

HB 3036 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Rep. Steve March

House District 46. Testifies in support of HB 3036. Submits written testimony and -1 amendment dated 4/7/03 (EXHIBIT A). Comments on benefits of Oregon Project Independence (OPI).

051

Rep. Bob Jensen

House District 58. Testifies in support of HB 3036. Notes cost benefit analysis of OPI relating to nursing home savings. Urges committee to make strong statement regarding care of seniors.  

106

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Questions routing of earned interest.

110

Rep. March

Explains interest policy as it relates to reserves and General Fund. Discusses funding relationship between OPI and General Fund.

145

Rep. Jensen

Notes bipartisan effort and support of HB 3036.

156

Sen. Gary George

Senate District 12. Comments on security of fund for future. Discusses -1 amendment (EXHIBIT A).

177

Lee Hazelwood

Senior Advocate. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT B). Presents history of OPI and data on its clients. 

267

Rep. Westlund

Notes Oregon’s history of senior care and acknowledges all the senior advocates.

282

Rep. Dalto

Comments on senior advocacy.

305

Jim Davis

Representing United Seniors. Testifies in support of HB 3036. Comments on benefits of OPI.

326

Dolores Hubert

Chair, Health and Long Term Care Committee, Governors Commission on Senior Services. Testifies in support of bill. Speaks to programs success and cost benefit analysis.

350

Ruth Shepherd

Oregon Project Independence (OPI). Submits testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT C). Notes unique aspects of OPI. Points out many seniors do not need institutionalization but can live independently with minimal assistance. Discusses funding options and matching grants.

472

Ralph Groener

American Federation of State-County Municipal Employees (AFSME). Comments on issues relating to employing staff to serve seniors through in-home care.

TAPE 81, A

033

Chair Kruse

Close public hearing on HB 3036 and opens work session on HB 3036.

HB 3036 – WORK SESSION

034

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3036-1 amendments dated 4/7/03.

035

 

VOTE:       7-0-1

036

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

045

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 3036 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

046

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments on impact to General Fund.

057

Rep. Barker

Acknowledges importance of program.

061

Rep. Anderson

Asserts the need for programs that support senior’s independence.

066

 

VOTE:         7-0-0

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

070

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

 

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3036 and orders committee to stand at ease. Reconvenes meeting and announces scheduling changes. Opens work session on HB 3066.

HB 3066 – WORK SESSION

080

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill and -2 amendments dated 4/4/03 (EXHIBIT D). Notes fiscal impact.

099

Chair Kruse

Explains intent.

104

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 3066-2 amendments dated 4/4/03.

106

 

VOTE:        7-0-0

107

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

108

Rep. Westlund

MOTION:  Moves HB 3066 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

114

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Notes hesitancy to endorse one single model.

128

 

VOTE:         7-0-0

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

131

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

133

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3066 and opens public hearing on HB 3157.

HB 3157 – PUBLIC HEARING

135

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill and -1 amendment dated 4/8/03 (EXHIBIT E). Submits written testimony on behalf of Board of Dentistry (EXHIBIT F).

151

Paul Cosgrove

Representing Oregon Dental Hygienists Association. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT G). Explains technical aspects of bill.

268

Chair Kruse

Inquires on other amendments.

269

Cosgrove

Notes additional amendments.

295

Karla Girtz, RDH

Dental Hygienist. Relates difficulty in obtaining limited access permit with current geographic restrictions.

313

Rep. Tomei

Questions the educational courses modifications.

317

Girtz

Explains modifications to educational requirements and courses. Conveys that the courses are not lab oriented and can be offered through distance learning programs.

370

Cosgrove

Notes continuing education for dentists and hygienists are currently offered via distance learning. Asserts the change addresses limited access permits only.

380

Rep. Anderson

Questions the impact to defective diagnosis.

387

Cosgrove

Notes diagnosis is done by dentists and limited access services focus on screenings.

407

Rep. Anderson

Questions several technical aspects of bill including supervision, scope of practice and definition of dental assistant.

417

Cosgrove

Notes additional changes have not been made from HB 2240. Explains supervision structure, authority in scope of practice, and defines dental assistant.

TAPE 80, B

020

Jane Myers

Representing Oregon Dental Association (ODA). Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H). Speaks to recruitment and liability issues. Details proposed protocol for limited access settings. Requests scope of dental assistant practice be maintained and supervision remain under the authority of the dentists.

213

Gary Allen, DMD, MS

Dentists, Member ODA. Submits written testimony in support of bill and -1 amendment (EXHIBIT I). Speaks to qualification of hygienists. Notes improved access to dental care as result of bill. 

286

Jo Ann Bones

Executive Director, Board of Dentistry. Submits written testimony in support of bill and -1 amendment (EXHIBIT J).

340

Chair Kruse

Comments on need for interested parties to develop additional amendments. Closes public hearing on HB 3157.

HB 2700 – PUBLIC HEARING

365

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2700 and closes public hearing on HB 2700.

HB 2834 – PUBLIC HEARING

368

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2834 and closes public hearing on HB 2834.

HB 2889 – PUBLIC HEARING

369

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2889 and closes public hearing on HB 2889.

HB 2919 – PUBLIC HEARING

371

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 2919 and closes public hearing on HB 2919.

HB 3285 – PUBLIC HEARING

373

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3285 and closes public hearing on HB 3285.

HB 3502 – PUBLIC HEARING

375

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3502 and closes public hearing on HB 3502.

HB 3585 – PUBLIC HEARING

377

Chair Kruse

Opens public hearing on HB 3585 and closes public hearing on HB 3585. Adjourns meeting at 10:10 A.M.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3036, -1 amendment, dated 4/7/03, written testimony, Rep. Steve March, 1 p.

B – HB 3036, written testimony, Lee Hazelwood, 12 pp.

C – HB 3036, written testimony, Ruth Shepherd, 1 p.

D – HB 3066, -2 amendments, dated 4/4/03, staff 2 pp.

E – HB 3157, -1 amendment, dated 4/8/03, staff 1 p.

F – HB 3157, written testimony, Jo Ann Bones, 2 pp.

G – HB 3157, written testimony, Paul Cosgrove, 2 pp.

H – HB 3157, written testimony, Jane Myer, 7 pp.

I – HB 3157, written testimony, Gary Allen, 1 p.

J – HB 3157, written testimony, Jo Ann Bones, 1 p.