SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

January 25, 2005                                                                                                     Hearing Room D

3:00 PM                                                                                                                                   Tape 6

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD & WITNESSES:      

SB 59 – Public Hearing

      Martin Pittioni, Board of Psychologist Examiners

      Dr. Cliff Johannsen, Oregon Psychological Association

SB 60 – Public Hearing

      Martin Pittioni, Board of Psychologist Examiners

      Dr. Cliff Johannsen, Oregon Psychological Association

SB 58 – Public Hearing

      Greg Garcia, Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners

      Anne Walsh, Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners

 

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 6, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls meeting to order at 3:02 PM. Opens public hearing on SB 59.

SB 59 - PUBLIC HEARING

005

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Explains SB 59.

020

Martin Pittioni

Executive Director, Board of Psychologist Examiners.  Introduces himself and submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

040

Dr. Cliff Johannsen

Representative, Oregon Psychological Association (OPA). Submits and presents testimony in support of SB 59 (EXHIBIT B).

070

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Refers to line sixteen through twenty-one of SB 59 and asks why the section was taken out.

085

Pittioni

States issues that determined this solution.

110

Chair Morrisette

Clarifies the purpose of the bill for flexibility reasons.

115

Pittioni

Affirms. Adds that the purpose would allow board to write the details.

130

Chair Morrisette

Comments on previous standards for oral and written exams.

135

Johannsen

Remarks that psychologists do have to pass a variety of exams, and then a more comprehensive final under the doctorate degree.

138

Chair Morrisette

Asks why there is a problem with the oral exam.

140

Pittioni

Explains current issues and requests to have another option available.

155

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Notes that nurses are not required to take an oral exam.

160

Johannsen

Adds that written exams are more complete and comprehensive.

165

Chair Morrisette

Asks if anyone is opposed to the bill among each of their organizations.

170

Johannsen

Not that he is aware of.

174

Pittioni

Also not aware of any opposition.

175

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 59.  Opens a public hearing on SB 60.

SB 60 – PUBLIC HEARING

177

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains SB 60.

185

Martin Pittioni

Executive Director, Board of Psychologist Examiners.  Presents support of SB 60. Gives overview of procedure for complaints against a physician. Submits written testimony in support of SB 60 (EXHIBIT C).

235

Pittioni

Continues discussing procedure for complaints filed against a physician.

250

Pittioni

Summarizes and concludes.

255

Dr. Cliff Johannsen

Representative, Oregon Psychological Association (OPA).  Testifies in support of SB 60 and refers to his previous testimony (EXHIBIT B).

265

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 60. Opens public hearing on SB 58

SB 58 – PUBLIC HEARING

280

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains SB 58.

300

Greg Garcia

Chair, Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Submits and presents testimony in support on SB 58 (EXHIBIT D).

350

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks how many complaints have been received within one year.

355

Garcia

Answers that total number of complaints have topped 30 in one year.

370

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks how much it costs to maintain license.

375

Garcia

States that it costs $550 for two years.

380

Chair Morrisette

Asks where the complaints come from.

385

Garcia

Complaints are commonly from other licensees and pharmacies.

400

Chair Morrisette

Asks how people would use out of state license.

405

Garcia

Explains minimum qualifications for out of state licensees.

415

Anne Walsh

Executive Director, Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Expresses her support in SB 58.

420

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks if there is any known opposition.

425

Garcia

States that he is not aware of any opposition.

435

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 58. Adjourns meeting at 3:33 PM.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

A.     SB 59, written testimony, Martin Pittioni, 6 pp

B.     SB 59 and SB 60, written testimony, Dr. Clifford Johannsen, 2 pp

C.     SB 60, written testimony, Martin Pittioni, 3 pp

D.    SB 58, written testimony, Greg Garcia, 1 p