SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

April 24, 2003                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 pm                                                                                                                         Tapes 65 - 66

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Bill Fisher, Vice-Chair

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBERS EXCUSED:        Sen. John Minnis, Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Administrator

Saranelle Allen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           SB 723 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2642 A - Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                SB 636 – 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 65, A

009

Chair Morrisette

Convenes meeting at 1:35 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 723.

SB 723 – PUBLIC HEARING

025

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains the bill and the -2 amendments

(EXHIBIT A).

 

Tom Holt

Oregon State Pharmacists Association.  Explains the -2 amendment and the impact on the bill, and advises that the rewrite was a collaborative effort.

066

Jim Edge

Acting Assistant Administrator, OMAP.  States that any previous objections would be removed with the -2 amendment.

089

Pam Harkins

AARP.  Testifies in support of SB 723 and the -2 amendments.  Expresses concerns against pill splitting (EXHIBIT B).

 

Dr. David Pollock

Medical Director.  Mental Health & Addiction Services, DHS.  States his support and concurs this is a workable amendment. 

144

Sen. Fisher

Reviews the problems with scored medications, and states his support of the bill.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on SB 723.

SB 723 – WORK SESSION

187

Chair Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 723-2 amendments dated 04/23/03.

190

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Minnis, Sen. Walker

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

208

Chair Morrisette

MOTION:  Moves SB 723 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

210

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Minnis, Sen. Walker

213

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 723 and opens a public hearing on HB 2642A.

HB 2642A – PUBLIC HEARING

240

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains the bill.

248

Peggy Anet

Health Insurance Association of America.  Testifies in support of the bill.

266

Jim Anderson

Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  Testifies in support of the amended bill (EXHIBIT C). 

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2642A.

HB 2642A – WORK SESSION

289

Sen. Fisher

MOTION:  Moves HB 2642A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

293

 

VOTE:  4-0

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

EXCUSED:  2 - Sen. Minnis, Sen. Walker

297

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

SEN. FISHER will lead discussion on the floor.

 

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on HB 2642A and opens a public hearing on SB 636.

SB 636 – PUBLIC HEARING

308

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains the bill.

 

Gina Firman

Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.  Submits documentation on the work recently done on this bill (EXHIBIT D).

320

Senator Charlie Ringo

District 17.  Submits a chart which explains the per capita dollars distributed (EXHIBIT E).

350

Firman

Speaks on problems with developing formulas for counties, and reviews an outline of action developed by the Equity Committee.  Notes the -4 amendment submitted on SB 636 (EXHIBIT F).

420

Rod Branyan

Washington County Mental Health Director.  Testifies in support of

SB 636, and reviews how general fund health dollars are distributed in Washington County.

Tape 66, A

 

Dennis Mulvihill

Washington County.  Testifies on several issues relating to distributing funds fairly for mental health care. 

108

Gary Smith

Deschutes County Mental Health Department.  Testifies in support of SB 636 and states the need for fair distribution of funds (EXHIBIT G).

144

Rick Treliven

Mental Health Director.  Jefferson County.  Talks about getting formularies set up prior to the next session. 

189

Donna Tewksbury

Director, Columbia Mental Health.  Reviews the short fall in the distribution of funds, and explains the serious problems in Columbia County due to lack of funds.

288

Bob Nikkel

Acting Administrator.  Office of Mental Health & Addiction Services -DHS.  Testifies on the many issues of SB 636, and states opposition to the bill, but supports the concept and impact on other areas.  States that possibly a phased-in approach would work (EXHIBIT H).

 

Chair Morrisette

Asks if legislation is needed, and would there be any fiscal impact.

Tape 65, B

045

Dr. Peter Davidson

Chief Clinical Officer, Clackamas County.  Testifies on the loss of funds to Multnomah County with passage of this bill.  Expresses the need for some leadership whether or not it is legislative.

173

Melinda Mowery

Clackamas County Mental Health Director.  Submits written testimony in opposition to SB 636 (EXHIBIT I).  Feels policy needs to be the focus.

199

Commissioner Bill Kennemer

Clackamas County.  Testifies in opposition to SB 636, and reviews services needed for mental health care (EXHIBIT J). 

 

Chair Morrisette

Asks for any suggestions on what to do.

 

Sen. Shields

Asks question on decentralization of mental health patients.

330

Kennemer

Gives a reply.

349

Earl Eagan

Washington Co.  Testifies concerning his daughter’s mental health issues, and his support of SB 636.

423

Marland Henderson

Chair of the Adult Behavioral Health Council.  Testifies to the benefits of the hearing today and asks for support of SB 636 (EXHIBIT K).

Tape 66, B

088

Mitch Anderson

Mental Health Director, Benton County.  Testifies to modifying SB 636, and would suggest moving forward using the formulas for Phase 2 and 3.

144

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 636 and adjourns the meeting at

3:12 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 723 – proposed -2 amendments, staff, 2 pp.

B – SB 723, written testimony, Pam Harkins, 1 p.

C – HB 2642A, written testimony, Jim Anderson, 2 pp.

D – SB 636, written testimony, Gina Firman, 45 pp.

E – SB 636, submitted graph, Senator Charlie Ringo, 1 p. 

F – SB 636, proposed -4 amendment, Gina Firman, 2 pp.

 

G – SB 636, written testimony, Gary Smith, 5 pp.

H – SB 636, written testimony, bob Nikkel, 2 pp.

I – SB 636, written testimony, Melinda Mowery, 4 pp.

J – SB 636, written testimony, Bill Kennemer, 3 pp.

K – SB 636, written testimony, Marland Henderson, 1 p.