SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

April 13, 2005                                                                                                         Hearing Room B

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 58 - 59

Corrected 10/25/05

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:

HB 2426A – Public Hearing and Work Session

HJM 8 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2177 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2201 – Public Hearing and Work Session

HB 2243 – Public 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 58, A

003

Chair Monnes Anderson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:04 p.m.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2426A.

HB 2426A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

House District 33.  Testifies in support of HB 2426A.

038

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks Rep. Greenlick to define “LAP.”

040

Rep. Greenlick

Explains that it stands for limited access practice (LAP).

042

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks what kind of training LAP’s go through.

044

Rep. Greenlick

Defers to Paul Cosgrove.

045

Paul Cosgrove

Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association.  Submits written testimony in support of HB 2426A (EXHIBIT A).  Answers the Chair’s question.

050

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if HB 2426A will be able to prescribe fluoride to the scope of practice for a dental hygienists.

057

Cosgrove

Responds.

060

Rep. Greenlick

Adds other duties performed by dental hygienists.

063

Sen. Courtney

Asks to clarify that the discretion of the Board of Dentistry involves only locations and populations.

068

Rep. Greenlick

Answers, yes and it also includes the scope of practice for LAP’s.

070

Sen. Courtney

Asks to explain further.

071

Rep. Greenlick

Refers to line fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), page two (2) of HB 2498A.  Provides further explanation.

078

Sen. Courtney

Asks Rep. Greenlick to explain his statement regarding the scope of practice and the intent of the bill.

082

Rep. Greenlick

Responds.

083

Sen. Courtney

Ask to clarify that the expansion of the scope of practice can be done by the Board of Dentistry.

086

Rep. Greenlick

Answers.

088

Sen. Courtney

Clarifies the intent of the bill.  Asks if his clarification is correct.

093

Rep. Greenlick

Answers, no.  Explains the intent of the bill.

109

Sen. Courtney

Clarifies that the decision to expand the LAP’s scope of practice can be done by the Board of Dentistry.

110

Rep. Greenlick

Answers, yes, by rule making.

113

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks to clarify that currently the Board of Dentistry, by rule, can expand the scope of practice of dental hygienists, but cannot for LAP’s.  States understanding that the intent of the bill is to allow the Board of Dentistry to expand the scope of practice for LAP’s.

117

Rep. Greenlick

Answers, yes.

118

Chair Monnes Anderson

Asks if expanding the scope of practice for LAP’s was omitted from law by error.

119

Rep. Greenlick

Responds, no.

123

Cosgrove

Provides further explanation.

125

Rep. Greenlick

Comments that dentistry is a merging field.

127

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on the hardship of volunteers and remarks that the bill will help to alleviate it.

134

Cosgrove

Notes others who support HB 2426A.

145

Ed Patterson

Oregon Rural Health Association.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2426A (EXHIBIT B).

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

 

Laura Sisulak

Director of Policy, Oregon Primary Care Association. Submits written testimony in support of HB 2426A (EXHIBIT C).

156

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2426A

HB 2426A – WORK SESSION

159

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2426A to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

163

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2426A.  Opens a public hearing on HJM 8.  Stands committee at ease to call a witness.

HJM 8 – PUBLIC HEARING

177

Chair Monnes Anderson

Reconvenes the meeting. States that the witness is not available by phone yet. Recesses the public hearing on HJM 8 and opens a public hearing on HB 2177.

HB 2177 – PUBLIC HEARING

180

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing on HB 2177 and opens a public hearing on HJM 8.

HJM 8 – PUBLIC HEARING

185

Rep. Jeff Merkley

House District 47.  Testifies in support of HJM 8 on behalf of Rep. Tom Butler, House District 60.

225

Sen. Morrisette

Asks if the bill could damage the relationship between the United States and China.

238

Rep. Merkley

Responds.

260

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on the United States relationship with Taiwan.  States that she will not hold a work session on HJM 8. Closes the public hearing on HJM 8 and opens a public hearing on HB 2177.

HB 2177 – PUBLIC HEARING

270

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill.

290

Jon Langenwalter

Administrator, Board of Clinical Social Workers.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2177 (EXHIBIT D).

370

Sen. Kruse

Comments that other departments have been changing their procedures and will become more effective.

372

Patrick Allen

Office of Regulatory Streamlining, Department of Business and Consumer Services.  Testifies in support of HB 2177.

384

Sen. Kruse

Comments on the Department’s acceptance to changing procedures.

388

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on the intent and the flexibility of the bill.  States that he does not understand why Legislative Counsel does not agree with the intent of HB 2177.

394

Allen

Clarifies Legislative Counsel’s dispute with HB 2177.

400

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2177.

HB 2177 – WORK SESSION

405

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2177 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Courtney

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. GEORGE will lead discussion on the floor.

415

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2177 and opens a public hearing on HB 2201.

HB 2201 – PUBLIC HEARING

410

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill.

420

Julia Cooley

Administrator, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HB 2201 (EXHIBIT E).

TAPE 57, A

020

Cooley

Continues to testify in support of HB 2201.

064

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2201.

HB 2201 – WORK SESSION

066

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2201 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MORRISETTE will lead discussion on the floor.

070

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2201 and opens a work session on HB 2177 for the purpose of allowing Sen. Courtney to vote.

HB 2177 – WORK SESSION

075

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Requests unanimous consent that the rules be SUSPENDED to allow SEN. COURTNEY to BE RECORDED as voting AYE on the Motion to Move HB 2177 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

080

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

 

(Note: See Tape 58, A at 405 and page three (3) of these minutes)

084

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2177 and opens a public hearing on HB 2243

HB 2243 – PUBLIC HEARING

087

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill.

095

Kiley Arial

Program Coordinator, Genetics Program, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Testifies in support of HB 2243

104

Sen. Kruse

States that when the new advisory committee was created, the Genetic Research Advisory committee should have been abolished.

110

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on the ethic issues that were raised when he was a member of the House Health committee.

125

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HB 2243.

HB 2243 – WORK SESSION

128

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2243 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-0

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

135

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HB 2243 and opens a public hearing on HJM 8. Stands the committee at ease to call the witness.

HJM 8 – PUBLIC HEARING

140

Chair Monnes Anderson

Reconvenes the meeting.

142

Steven Tai

Taipei Economic and Culture Office, Seattle, Washington.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of HJM 8 (EXHIBIT F).

195

Chair Monnes Anderson

Comments on the importance of the United States’ relationship with Taiwan. Closes the public hearing and opens a work session on HJM 8.

HJM 8 – WORK SESSION

205

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HJM 8 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Morrisette

 

Chair Monnes Anderson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MONNES ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

208

Chair Monnes Anderson

Closes the work session on HJM 8.  Adjourns the meeting at 1:50 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     HB 2426A, written testimony, Paul Cosgrove, 1 p

B.     HB 2426A, written testimony, Ed Patterson, 2 pp

C.     HB 2426A, written testimony, Laura Sisulak, 1 p

D.    HB 2177, written testimony, Jon Langenwalter, 12 pp

E.     HB 2201, written testimony, Julia Cooley, 7 pp

F.      HJM 8, written testimony, Steven Tai, 2 pp