SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

March 28, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  47 - 48

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Peter Courtney

Sen. Gary George

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 771 – Public Hearing

SB 704 – 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 47, A

003

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 1: 03 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on SB 771.

SB 771  - PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains SB 771 and introduces the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A).  Submits written testimony on behalf of Charles Wright, Lane County Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), in opposition to SB 771 (EXHIBIT B).

015

Sen. Morrisette

Provides further explanation of the -1 amendments for SB 771.

020

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on her support of the bill.

040

Robert Nikkel

Administrator, State Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 771 (EXHIBIT C).

052

Sen. Morrisette

Asks to clarify that there is no fiscal impact.

059

Nikkel

States that there will be no fiscal impact.  Explains.

062

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments that the Legislative Fiscal Office will not rescind the referral to Ways and Means.  States that a work session will not be held until the issue has been resolved.

065

Sen. Kruse

Refers to Nikkel’s testimony regarding past budget cuts eliminating programs.  Asks for an explanation of how the department can absorb the cost with continued budget cuts.

068

Nikkel

Explains why there would be no fiscal impact to the department.

075

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies Nikkel’s statement.

080

Nikkel

Affirms Sen. Kruse’s clarification.

083

Gina Firman

Director, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

095

Sen. Kruse

Asks to explain why 15 to 25 council members are needed, as stated in the -1 amendments.  Comments that it could be less productive with such a large number.

100

Nikkel

Answers question.

120

Becky Childs

Consumer Survivor, Mental Health Services, Portland, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 771 with the   -1 amendments (EXHIBIT D).

185

Ann Kasper

Consumer, Mental Health Services, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

200

Robert Drake Ewbank

Community Liaison, Safe, Inc., Eugene, Oregon. Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 771 (EXHIBIT E).

250

Ewbank

Continues testifying in support of SB 771.

285

Donita Diamata

Consumer, Mental Health Services, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

310

Betty Naueste Turner

Consumer, Mental Health Services, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

323

Rick Snook

Board of Directors, Empowerment Initiatives.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 771 (EXHIBIT F).

370

Snook

Continues to testify in support of SB 771.

430

Ona Palmer

Consumer, Mental Health Services, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

TAPE 48, A

010

John Haines

Citizen, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

070

Kappy Eaton

Governance Chair, League of Women Voters, Oregon.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 771 with the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT G).

125

Tami Wainer

Citizen, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

150

Crucita White

Consumer, Mental Health Services.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

190

Bob Joondeph

Director, Oregon Advocacy Center.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

215

Ryan Hamit

Consumer, Mental Health Services.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

230

David Rompran

Mind Freedom.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

295

Pat Risser

Consumer Survivor, Mental Health Services.  Testifies in support of SB 771.

345

Risser

Continues to testify in support of SB 771.

395

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing on SB 771 and opens a public hearing on SB 704.

 

SB 704 – PUBLIC HEARING

420

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill.

430

Rep. Gary Hansen

House District 44. Testifies in support of SB 704.

450

Sen. Jeff Kruse

Senate District 1.  Testifies in support of SB 704.

TAPE 47, B

030

Sen. Margaret Carter

Senate District 22.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 702 (EXHIBIT H).

065

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks for the clarification of the current procedure for inmates who enter into the state system on medication.

067

Sen. Carter

Answers question.

070

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the intent of the bill to help with the transition of inmates.

080

Sen. Carter

Clarifies that the bill does not ask for specialized care.  Comments on the intent of the bill.

095

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Senate District 30.  Submits and presents written testimony on behalf of Sen. Jackie Winters, Senate District 10, in support of SB 704 (EXHIBIT I).

135

Jeffrey Davis

Executive Director, Oregon Partners in Crisis.  Submits and presents written testimony with a neutral position on SB 704 (EXHIBIT J).

175

Angela Kimble

Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.  Testifies with a neutral position on SB 704.

195

Theresa Shelby

Oregon Psychiatric Association.  Testifies with a neutral position on SB 704.

245

Shelby

Continues testifying on SB 704.

285

Sen. Morrisette

Asks to clarify how the bill will limit the choice of medication.

287

Shelby

Answers.

290

Sen. Morrisette

States that the general idea is not to limit medications.

291

Shelby

Affirms.

294

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the intent and language of the bill.

310

David Pollock

Medical Director, Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Oregon Department of Human Services. Testifies in opposition to SB 704.

360

Pollock

Continues testifying in opposition of SB 704.  States that he is willing to work on amendments to clarify language.

405

Sen. Kruse

Asks if Pollock is familiar with the Missouri program.

408

Pollock

Answers, yes.  Elaborates.

425

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the intent of the bill.  States that he would be interested to see what language Pollock would prefer.

435

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on the word “may” in the bill.

450

Arthur Tolan

Administrator, Counseling and Treatment Services, Department of Corrections.  Submits and presents written testimony in opposition to SB 704 (EXHIBIT K).

TAPE 48, B

020

Tolan

Continues testifying in opposition to SB 704.

050

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about the intent of the word “may” in the bill.

055

Tolan

States that he does not know the answer.

070

Sen. Kruse

Comments on his confusion by the testimony given about the fiscal impact.  Asks for further explanation.

075

Pollock

Provides explanation.

095

Sen. Kruse

Remarks that he understands Pollock’s explanation and that the fiscal impact could be potential.

100

Pollock

States that there are concerns about the ambiguity of the bill.

103

Mary McCarthy

MD, Oregon Psychiatric Association. Testifies in opposition to SB 704.

135

Sen. George

Asks how there could be a fiscal impact.

138

McCarthy

Provides speculation.

145

Sen. George

Asks if adding the wording “prescribing professionals” in the bill would help.

147

McCarthy

Answers, yes. Re-states concerns.

155

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing on SB 704 and opens a public hearing on SB 824.

SB 824 – PUBLIC HEARING

165

Jeanene Smith

MD, MPH, Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research.  Submits PowerPoint presentation, “Oregon Health Research & Evaluation Collaborative: Initial Evaluation Results of the Impact of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Copay and Premium Changes” with a neutral position on SB 824 (EXHIBIT L).

215

Smith

Continues reviewing presentation.

240

Sen. Kruse

Asks to verify that the categoricals are not included.

243

Smith

Responds.  Elaborates.

245

Sen. Kruse

Points out that there are no premiums with categoricals.

250

Sen. Frank Shields

Senate District 24.  Testifies in support of SB 824.

280

Christie Jamison

Safety Net Clinic, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 824.

330

Jamison

Summarizes and concludes.

350

John Duke

Community Clinic, Portland, Oregon.  Testifies in support of SB 824.

400

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing on SB 824. Adjourns the meeting at 2:59 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     SB 771, -1 amendments, staff, 4 pp

B.     SB 771, written testimony of Charles Wright, staff, 2 pp

C.     SB 771, written testimony, Robert Nikkel, 2 pp

D.    SB 771, written testimony, Becky Childs, 18 pp

E.     SB 771, written testimony, Robert Drake Ewbank, 4 pp

F.      SB 771, written testimony, Rick Snook, 4 pp

G.    SB 771, written testimony, Kappy Eaton, 1 p

H.    SB 704, written testimony, Sen. Margaret Carter, 3 pp

I.       SB 704, written testimony of Sen. Jackie Winters, Sen. Ted Ferrioli, 2 pp

J.      SB 704, written testimony, Jeffrey Davis, 1 p

K.    SB 704, written testimony, Arthur Tolan, 2 pp

L.     SB 824, written testimony, Jeanene Smith, 5 pp