HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

May 16, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 AM Tapes 108 - 109

 

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

Kelly Fuller, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD: HB 2522 – Work Session

                                                SB 470A Work Session

                                                SB 885A Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3629Public 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 108, A

003

Chair Kruse

Calls the meeting to order and opens work session on HB 2522. 

HB 2522 – WORK SESSION

004

Chair Kruse

Describes the -1 amendment, dated 5/14/03 (EXHIBIT A).

019

Rep. Dalto

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2522-1 amendments dated 5/14/03.

020

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

 

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

021

Rep. Dalto

MOTION:  Moves HB 2522 to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means.

022

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

029

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

030

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on HB 2522 and opens a work session on SB 470A.

HB 470 A – WORK SESSION

033

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes bill and -5A amendments, dated 5/15/03 (EXHIBIT B). Submits written testimony on behalf of Ted Reutlinger (EXHIBIT C).

055

Rep. Barker

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 470A-5 amendments dated 5/15/03.

056

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

057

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

063

Rep. Barker

MOTION:  Moves SB 470A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

064

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

 

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

071

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves SB 470A be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

073

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Anderson, Westlund

075

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

079

Chair Kruse

Closes the work session on HB 470A and opens public hearing on SB 885A.

SB 885A – PUBLIC HEARING

087

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

090

Ann Cruzen

Constituent and Sponsor of bill. Presents written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT D).

345

Katy King

Intergovernmental Relations Liaison, Health Services, Department of Human Services (DHS). Submits written testimony in support of bill (EXHIBIT E).

267

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on DHS accountability and standards regarding autopsies.

256

King

Reports DHS responsible for Hospital Licenser Program. Points out informed consent is required by Joint Accreditation (JACO) program for hospitals. Notes main purview over autopsies is held by the State Medical Examiners office.

287

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on SB 885A and opens work session on SB 885A.

SB 885 A – WORK SESSION

289

Rep. Barker

MOTION:  Moves SB 885A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

290

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

295

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

300

Chair Kruse

Close public hearing on SB 885A and opens public hearing on HB 3629.

HB 3629 – PUBLIC HEARING

310

Thiele-Cirka

Summarizes bill.

 

 

 

320

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

House District 41. Testifies in support of bill.

365

Rick Mills

Assistant Manager, Office of Administrative Services, Estate Administration Unit, DHS. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT F). Comments on operation of court system and low priority of small claims court. Notes bill further delays process for recovery.

396

Rep. Monnes Anderson

Inquires on annual recovery.

400

Stephen R. Stover

Office of Administrative Services, Client Overpayment Recovery Unit, DHS. Relates figure.

411

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on total amount sought in recovery.

413

Stover

Relates total figure for all programs.

422

Chair Kruse

Requests standard formula for determining debt.

424

Stover

Comments on standards set by federal programs. Offers an example.

447

Chair Kruse

Closes public hearing on 3629 and opens work session on HB 3629.

HB 3629 – WORK SESSION

455

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves HB 3629  to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

456

 

VOTE:  6-0-1

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

EXCUSED:  1 - Westlund

460

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

465

Chair Kruse

Closes the work session on HB 3629 and adjourns meeting at 9:18 A.M.

TAPE 109, A reflects no new action—overlap only.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2522, -1 amendments, dated 5/14/03, staff, 15 pp.

B – SB 470, A5 amendments, dated 5/15/03, staff, 5 pp.

C – SB 470-A5, written testimony, staff, 1 p.

D – SB 885-A, written testimony, Ann Cruzen, 17 pp.

E – SB 885-A, written testimony, Katy King, 1 p.

F – HB 3629, written testimony, Richard Mills, 4 pp.