HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

April 21, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 A.M. Tapes  95 – 96

 

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

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Ben Westlund

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Mara McGraw, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     HB 3024 – Work Session

                                                HB 3431 – Work Session

                                                HB 3574 – Work Session

                                                SB 648 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 401A – Public Hearing

                                                SB 403 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 404 – 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 95, A

004

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 8:48 A.M. and announces HB 2828 will not be heard. Opens work session on HB 3024.

HB 3024 – WORK SESSION

012

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 3024 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

014

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

017

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

018

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3024 and opens work session on HB 3431.

HB 3431 – WORK SESSION

021

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes bill and fiscal impact.

033

Chair Kruse

Notes fiscal impact is not definitive.

045

Rep. Barker

MOTION:  Moves HB 3431 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means  BE RESCINDED.

051

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on constituent opposition to bill.

060

Thiele-Cirka

Explains opposition.

065

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

068

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

069

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves to take HB 3431 FROM THE TABLE.

070

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

071

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

072

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 3431 and opens work session on HB 3574.

HB 3574 – WORK SESSION

074

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

090

Chair Kruse

Recommends bill be sent to Ways and Means due to shrift in funds.

095

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Comments on fiscal impact.

117

Chair Kruse

Notes shift from General Fund to Lottery Funds.

134

Jo Bell

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Addresses fiscal impact and shift to lottery funds.

148

Chair Kruse

Requests Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) staff explain impact.

156

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on monies gained via SB 622.

163

Chair Kruse

Clarifies SB 622 funding. Orders committee to stand at ease. Reconvenes meeting.

173

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Relates intent of bill and notes plan is not yet established.

187

Chair Kruse

Comments on language regarding coordinating council.

194

Bell

Notes non-profit status exempts organization from filing report with legislature. Notes Oregon Tele-Health Collaborating Council (OTCC) will coordinate and provide report but Oregon Tele-Health Alliance (OTA) will implement plan.

217

Chair Kruse

Comments on LFO conclusions regarding fiscal impact.

223

Adrienne Sexton

Fiscal Analyst, LFO. Notes fiscal impact reflects OTCC funding structure.

239

Chair Kruse

Notes sunset is not extended.

245

Sexton

Reports sunset will be extended as per amendments.

249

Bell

Notes section of bill regarding staff support.

258

Chair Kruse

Orders committee to stand at ease. Reconvenes meeting and closes work session on HB 3574. Notes bill will return with -2 amendments. Opens public hearing SB 648.

SB 648 – PUBLIC HEARING

280

Thiele

Summarizes bill

288

Ted Ruback

President, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT A). Speaks to benefits of bill.

322

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on SB 648 and opens work session on SB 646.

SB 648 – WORK SESSION

323

Rep. Dalto

MOTION:  Moves SB 648 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

328

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

331

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

333

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves SB 648 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

335

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

336

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

337

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on SB 648 and opens public hearing on SB 401 A.

SB 401 A – PUBLIC HEARING

342

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

366

Genoa Ingram

Oregon Academy of Audiology. Explains bill as continuation of existing program. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT B). Requests referral to Ways and Means be rescinded. Comments of confidentiality issues.

407

Jean Josephson

Constituent. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBITC). Discusses work of advisory committee.

435

Laureen King

Constituent. Testifies in support of bill. Discusses early intervention for hearing loss.

TAPE 96, A

012

Valerie Schuyler

Director, Infant Hearing Resource. Testifies in support of bill. Addresses issues related to early detection of hearing loss and early intervention processes. Notes cost savings of early identification.

051

Astrid Newell, MD

Medical Consultant, Health Services, Office of Family Health, Department of Human Services (DHS). Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT D). Discusses need for early intervention, and grants and infrastructure supporting program.

104

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on specific population of hearing impaired infants.

107

Newell

Comments on screening facilities and voluntary programs.

119

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on program funding.

123

Chair Kruse

Comments on authorization for new grants via federal funds.

135

Newell

Notes funds are already established but have not been accessed.

147

John McCulley

Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT E). Notes impact on children and state.

163

Dolores  Orfawakis, MD

Oregon Pediatric Society. Testifies in support of bill. Comments on physician efforts to screen for hearing loss. Notes bill supports patient status tracking which hospitals and facilities are not equipped to perform.

190

Jim Welsh

Oregon State Grange. Testifies in support of bill. Notes bill presents solutions.

216

Bell

Notes changes made to bill on House side. Speaks to coordinated effort to avoid duplicate tracking.

259

Chair Kruse

States intent regarding bill. Closes public hearing on SB 401 A and opens public hearing on SB 403.

SB 403 – PUBLIC HEARING

273

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

286

Tom Holt

Oregon State Pharmacists Association. Explains uses of specified agents.

300

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on SB 403 and opens work session on SB 403.

SB 403 – WORK SESSION

302

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves SB 403 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

306

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

314

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

315

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on SB 403 and opens public hearing on SB 404.

SB 404 – PUBLIC HEARING

318

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

327

Holt

Testifies in support of bill. Notes bill is continuation of existing program. Explains electronic prescription processing.

339

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on flexibility to change pharmacies.

344

Holt

Explains transfer process.

355

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on mail order prescriptions.

357

Holt

Notes process is identical.

361

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on SB 404 and opens work session on SB 404.

SB 404 – WORK SESSION

376

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves SB 404 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

378

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

388

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

397

Chair

Announces committee meetings not scheduled for rest of week. Adjourns meeting at 9:50 A.M.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 648, written testimony, Ted Ruback, 3 pp.

B – SB 401 A, written testimony, Genoa Ingram, 5 pp.

C – SB 401 A, written testimony, Jean Josephson, 1 p.

D – SB 401 A, written testimony, Astrid Newell, 17 pp.

E – SB 401 A, written testimony, John McCulley, 1 p.