HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

May 21, 2003 Hearing Room D

8:30 A.M.         Tape 110

 

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:                     SB 56B – Work Session

                                                HB 2462 – 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 110, A

005

Chair Kruse

Calls meeting to order at 8:41 A.M.

006

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves to SUSPEND the rules for the purpose of reconsideration of SB 56B.

007

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Monnes Anderson, Westlund

008

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

009

Rep. Kruse

MOTION: Moves to reconsider the previous motion on SB 56B where by “DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and RESCIND the subsequent referral to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference”.

010

 

VOTE: 5-0-2

EXCUSED: 2-Monnes Anderson, Westlund

011

Chair Kruse

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

012

Chair Kruse

Opens work session on SB 56B.

SB 56B – WORK SESSION

013

Rep. Tomei

MOTION:  Moves SB 56B to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

015

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Monnes Anderson, Westlund

022

Chair Kruse

The motion CARRIES.

023

Chair Kruse

Closes work session on SB 56B and opens work session on HB 2462.

HB 2462 – WORK SESSION

025

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes bill and -2 amendments, dated 5/16/03 (EXHIBIT A). Submits informational sheet from Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) (EXHBIT B).

038

Jim Edge

Acting Assistant Administrator, OMAP. Agrees with basic concept of bill. Details concerns with -2 amendments related to federal regulations for Medicaid. Notes minimal fiscal impact related to workload and staffing.

063

Chair Kruse

Comments on requirement of three sworn statements. Notes examination of similar eligibility regulations in other states.

075

Rep. Barker

Discusses use of personal affidavit in lieu of notarized documents.

083

Edge

Discusses other states use of more restrictive language regarding residency. Notes other states do not require three sworn statements documenting residency.

094

Chair Kruse

Discusses intent of documentation. Agrees to modify requirement of three to fewer documents.

111

Edge

Suggests amendment language.

117

Chair Kruse

Notes need for residency verification from a third party resident of Oregon.

129

Rep. Tomei

Comments on challenges to obtain documentation for specific populations.

137

Rep. Dalto

Notes policy regarding Medicaid eligibility and fixed residence.

143

Rep. Anderson

Comments on validity of residency.

148

Rep. Tomei

Speaks specifically to homeless population.

155

Edge

Notes homeless residence can use shelter address to establish residency. Comments on shelter liability in providing three sworn statements of residency.

177

Rep. Tomei

Inquires on homeless individuals not associated with shelter.

179

Edge

Notes requirement of fixed address to receive mail in order to qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

190

Rep. Dalto

Inquires on Medicaid requirements regarding residency.

198

Edge

Notes policy intent of federal Medicaid programs regarding residency.

208

Chair Kruse

Notes waiting periods for other issues related to eligibility.

213

Rep. Anderson

Inquires on administration issues related to recertification.

218

Edge

Notes fiscal impact at various stages of eligibility certification.

228

Rep. Anderson

Inquires if costs could be absorbed into current staffing costs.

230

Edge

Notes addition of process and additional time to review applications.

238

Chair Kruse

Notes policy as a fail-safe in the system. Notes potential changes to amendments. Closes work session HB 2462 and adjourns meeting at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2462, -2 amendments, dated 5/16/03, staff, 1 p.

B – HB 2462, written testimony, staff, 2pp.