SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

March 21, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  43 - 44

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Gary George

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 820 – Public Hearing

SB 855 – Public Hearing

SB 967 – Public Hearing

SB 689 – Public Hearing

SB 823 – Public Hearing

SB 824 – 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 43, A

003

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.  Opens public hearing on SB 820.

SB 820 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Rep. Mary Nolan

House District 36.  Testifies in support of SB 820.

040

Carol Robinson

Oregon Business Association.  Testifies with a neutral position on SB 820.

065

Beth Kapsch

Policy Associate, Children First for Oregon’s Children.  Testifies in support of SB 820.

110

Bruce Goldberg

Administrator, Health Policy and Research office.  Testifies with a neutral position to SB 820.  Emphasizes growing number of uninsured children in Oregon.

140

Chair Monnes Anderson

Notes that she will be putting together a work group regarding this issue.

145

Angela Kimble

Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.  Testifies in support of SB 820.

155

Ellen Pinney

Director, Oregon Health Action Campaign.  Testifies in support of SB 820.  Provides recommendations to the committee.

175

Chair Monnes Anderson

States that she would like to form a work group and names who she would like to be part of the group.

185

Sen. Kruse

Comments on dependants losing insurance and that the bill is a mandate.

195

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes public hearing on SB 820 and opens a public hearing on SB 855.

SB 855 – PUBLIC HEARING

210

Michael Mason

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.  Submits and presents written testimony on behalf of Louis Pitt Jr., of the Wal/tala people of the Columbia, in support of SB 855 (EXHIBIT A).

260

Sen. Frank Shields

Senate District 24.  Testifies in support of SB 855.

300

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the current clinic only serving the tribe members and employees.  Asks how it will be extended past the boundary.

315

Mason

Answers question.

330

Sen. Kruse

States that his question is to make sure that the system will be expanded in a connected way.

345

Justin Martin

Member, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Testifies in support of SB 885.

370

Cheryle Kennedy

Chair, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Testifies in support of SB 855.

420

Kennedy

Continues testifying in support of SB 855.

TAPE 44, A

010

Kennedy

Continues testifying in support of SB 855.

025

Sen. Morrisette

Confirms that there are integrated levels of service that tribal members have access to.

030

Kennedy

Affirms.  Explains that most are targeted at low income families.

031

Sen. Morrisette

Confirms that some tribes have more access to county services and others do not.

035

Kennedy

Responds that he cannot comment for other tribes.

037

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on speaking with county officials about certain tribes.

050

Chair Monnes Anderson

Opens a public hearing on SB 967 in addition to SB 855.

SB 855, SB 967 – PUBLIC HEARING

055

Linda Fleming

Executive Director, Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials, Oregon Department of Human Services. Submits written testimony in opposition to SB 855 (EXHIBIT B) and in opposition to SB 967 (EXHIBIT C).  Testifies in opposition to SB 885.

100

Fleming

Continues to testify in opposition to SB 855.

130

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments that the tribes and the Department of Human Services should get together to determine a resolution for services.

145

Sen. Kruse

States issues with SB 855 and SB 967.

160

Justin Martin

Member, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Testifies in support of SB 967.

180

Cheryle Kennedy

Chair, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.  Testifies in support of SB 967.

220

Linda Fleming

Executive Director, Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials, Oregon Department of Human Services.  Refers to EXHIBIT C and reviews reasons for opposition to SB 967.

270

Fleming

Summarizes and concludes.

290

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if the tribes pay county taxes.

295

Martin

Asks to repeat question.

297

Chair Monnes Anderson

Re-clarifies question.

300

Kennedy

Answers question.

305

Sen. Morrisette

Asks for comment on the economic base of the Warm Springs.

315

Martin

Answers that he cannot comment.

316

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if they have a Casino in Warm Springs.

318

Martin

Replies, yes.

320

Sen. Morrisette

Asks where the casino is located.

322

Martin

Answers that it is on the base.

324

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if the casino contributes taxes to the county for certain services.

325

Martin

Answers, yes for the casino in Grand Ronde.  Provides further explanation.

333

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if there are inter-tribal funds.

340

Martin

Asks if he referring to healthcare.

342

Sen. Morrisette

Answers, yes.  Questions if there are any funds coming from other tribes for another tribe in need.

350

Kennedy

Explains how the funds are received and allocated among the tribes.

360

Sen. Morrisette

States that he was referring to services within the state of Oregon that tribes have access too.  Questions if the tribal counsel provides assistance on a regular basis to other tribes in need of assistance.

375

Kennedy

Explains that there is not.  Discusses current organization and federal funds that provide services to Native Americans.

398

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if tribes have ever come together to address similar issues.

405

Martin

Discusses that tribes have come together.  Elaborates.

440

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on work group to address issues.

TAPE 43, B

004

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes public hearing on SB 885 and SB 967.  Opens a public hearing on SB 698.

SB 689 – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Sen. Vicki Walker

Senate District 7.  Testifies in support of SB 689.

050

Sen. Walker

States that she just discovered that the Department of Human Services (DHS) has put together a group that is trying to have a comprehensive cancer control plan that will be in place by June. States that she will get back to the committee once she talks with DHS.

070

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

House District 42.  Testifies in support of SB 689.

090

Sen. Walker

Comments on statistics of Hispanic women.

115

Marica Keith

Merck & Co.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 689 (EXHIBIT D).

155

Jane Moore

Ph.D., R.D., Health Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Oregon Department of Human Services.  Submits and presents written testimony in opposition to SB 689 (EXHIBIT E).

198

Sen. Morrisette

Asks for information for the committee.

200

Moore

States that she will return information to the committee.

201

Chair Monnes Anderson

Requests that Moore and the sponsors of the bill get back with the committee to see if the bill is needed.

205

Sen. Morrisette

Asks for Moore to comment on the 17 different cancers.

210

Moore

Explains.

212

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if she will handle a number of cancers.

215

Moore

Responds, yes.

220

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes pubic hearing on SB 689 and opens a public hearing on SB 823.

SB 823 - PUBLIC HEARING

230

Sen. Frank Shields

Senate District 24.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT F).

280

Sen. Shields

Continues to testify in support of SB 823.

330

Sen. Shields

Continues to testify in support of SB 823.

410

Woody McGinnis

MD, Salem, OR.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT G).

TAPE 44, B

020

McGinnis

Continues testifying in support of SB 823.

070

McGinnis

Continues to testify in support of SB 823.

120

Stephen Edelson

PhD, Research Psychologist.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT H).

200

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if there is a better diagnosis of Autism today.

202

Edelson

Answers question.

210

Chair Monnes Anderson

Opens a public hearing on SB 824 in addition to SB 823.

SB 823, SB 824 – PUBLIC HEARING

218

Gary Cobb

Member, Recovery Association Project.  Testifies in support of SB 824.

223

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks the Committee Administrator to explain SB 824.

225

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains SB 824.

233

Cobb

Continues testifying in support of SB 824.

260

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing on SB 824.

SB 823 – PUBLIC HEARING

265

Chair Monnes Anderson

Submits written testimony on behalf of James Lacy, M.D. in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT I).

270

Katherine Bradley

Administrator, Office of Family Health, Oregon Department of Human Services.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 823 and offers suggested amendments (EXHIBIT J).

300

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments that we do not know the true effects of thermisol.  Asks which is worst, the effects of the flu or the reaction of thermisol.

310

Bradley

Responds.

330

Sen. Kruse

Comments on a previous bill passed.  Asked what this bill does to add to the previous one.

The following material is submitted for the record without public testimony:

 

Sen. Frank Shields

Senate District 24.  Submits written testimony without a stated position on SB 823 (EXHIBIT K).

 

Michael Framson

Citizen, Medford, Oregon.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT L).

 

John Green

MD, Oregon City, Oregon.  Submits written testimony in support of SB 823 (EXHIBIT M).

345

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on parties working together to resolve issues.  Closes the public hearing on SB 823.  Adjourns meeting at 2:57 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 855, written testimony of Louis Pitt, Jr., Michael Mason, 3 pp

B.     SB 855, written testimony, Linda Fleming, 2 pp

C.     SB 967, written testimony, Linda Fleming, 2 pp

D.    SB 689, written testimony, Marcia Keith, 2 pp

E.     SB 689, written testimony, Jane Moore, 2 pp

F.      SB 823, written testimony, Sen. Frank Shields, 2 pp

G.    SB 823, written testimony, Woody McGinnis, 4 pp

H.    SB 823, written testimony, Stephen Edelson,

I.       SB 823, written testimony, James Lacey, 1 p

J.      SB 823, written testimony, Katherine Bradley, 2 pp

K.    SB 823, written testimony, Sen. Frank Shields, 15 pp

L.     SB 823, written testimony, Michael Framson, 1 p

M.  SB 823, written testimony, John Green, 2 pp