SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

February 01, 2005                                                                                                   Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                         Tapes  8 - 9

Corrected 10/03/2003

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Rick Metsger

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Brittany Kenison, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

Health Policy Commission - Informational Meeting

SB 53 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 97 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 104 – Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 224 – 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 8, A

003

Chair Morrisette

Calls meeting to order at 3:11p.m. Opens informational meeting on the Health Policy Commission.

HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION - INFORMATIONAL MEETING

015

Gretchen Marley

Director, Oregon Health Policy Commission.  Introduces herself and provides background on commission.

040

Mary Lou Hennrich

Executive Director of the Community Health Partnership. Introduces herself and provides background in public health. Submits and presents written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

080

Hennrich

Provides definitions and the difference between health and health care.

115

Hennrich

Explains Health Status Work Group Roster and who was involved.

150

Hennrich

Speaks about children’s health. Compared data with other states about children obesity epidemic.

160

Chair Morrisette

Explains that a bill will be introduced addressing children’s obesity.

170

Hennrich

Continues discussing children’s health and the impacts addressed in the Health Status Work Group Roster.

205

Hennrich

Discusses solutions to help increase children’s health.

225

Chair Morrisette

Comments on cigarettes sold via the internet and asks how to deal with this problem

235

Mel Cone

MD, State Epidemiologist, Department of Human Services.  Reports that three percent of cigarettes sold in Oregon are sold via the internet.  Notes that the number is rising.

245

Chair Morrisette

Comments that he heard a different percentage.

347

Cone

Comments on specifics of study that was performed.

255

Chair Morrisette

Asked if cigarette study included children.

256

Cone

Answers no.

260

Hennrich

Notes that bowling alleys and bars are not smoking free, and that it should be a concern.

275

Hennrich

Discusses problems with oral health.  Notes that 70 percent of people do not have fluoride in the water. Correlates that with children having the worst dental problems in the nation.

295

Chair Morrisette

Notes that there are bills addressing those issues.

300

Hennrich

Summarizes solutions.

355

Hennrich

Refers to chart and material in testimony supporting healthier children.

380

Cone

Reports that 30 years have been added to our lifespan since 1900, because of better health care and public health systems.

415

Cone

Reports on statistics for tobacco and children’s obesity.

TAPE 9, A

015

Cone

Discusses behavior changes.

035

Chair Morrisette

Comments on laws and pressure from society.

050

Chair Morrisette

Closes informational meeting.  Opens public hearing on SB 53.

SB 53 – PUBLIC HEARING

065

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains bill.

075

David Koach

Executive Director of the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board.  Submits and presents written testimony in support of SB 53 (EXHIBIT B).

120

Koach

Continues to give reason for support of SB 53. Provides list of organizations in support of the bill.

130

Koach

Notes that there is no known opposition to the bill.

138

John Brennemen

Representative, Oregon Funeral Directors Association.  Testifies in support of SB 58. Explains background on previous house bill that did not pass because of lack of support. Explains that it not the case now.

145

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 53. Opens work session on SB 53.

SB 53 – WORK SESSION

150

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB  53 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

160

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

162

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 53. Opens public hearing on SB 97

SB 97 – PUBLIC HEARING

165

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Explains bill.

180

Michael Jordan

Chair of the Oregon Board of Massage.  Testifies in support of SB 97.  Provides current number of massage therapist and staff.  Explains current issues they would like correct.

195

Patty Glen

Executive Director, Oregon Board of Massage.  Provides list of organizations in support of SB 97 and reasons that lead to create SB 97.

215

Patrick Allen

Office of Regulatory Streamlining.  Testifies in support of SB 97.

230

Kruse

Comments on similar bills for other organizations and the effectiveness.

245

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 97. Opens work session on SB 97.

SB 97 – WORK SESSION

255

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 97 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

260

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

260

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 97.  Opens public hearing on SB 104.

SB 104 – PUBLIC HEARING

265

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains SB 104.

295

Ernest Wick

Chair of the Oregon Board of Radiology Technology (OBRT).  Testifies in support of SB 104.

305

Sen. Kruse

Asks what bill change will do.

310

Wick

Explains the current language change and new language would allows board to oversee certain equipment and staff.

320

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks to clarify bill for the public benefit.

335

Linda Russell

Board of Radiologic Technology.  Explains that Radiologic Technologist (RT) attend a two year program that prepares students to take a national test.  Adds that the will also correct some of the redundant language.

420

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Refers to line 26 through 29 on page 1. Asks to clarify those lines.

TAPE 8, B

003

Russell

Explains that language is redundant

010

Wick

Adds help clarify language of exam and schooling

012

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks if students can take exam without the proper education.

013

Wick

Answers no, students must have taken the proper course of study.

015

Sen. Kruse

Refers to section 4, line 9 and 10 of bill. Asks how to change two RT’s to one to perform duties.

025

Wick

Affirms that the board wants one person to do the job of certain equipment operations, and also wants to oversee the person’s qualifications.

035

Chair Morrisette

Asks if bill could be simplified.

040

Sen. Kruse

Comments what was confusing in the bill.

045

Wick

Explains how the Pet Scanner and Radio Nuclei equipment work together.

078

Sen. Kruse

Asks what is the positron admission.

050

Wick

Explains that it is a type of testing equipment.

055

Chair Morrisette

Asks who drafted the bill.

057

Russell

Answers that they worked with Charlie Cheek.

060

Sen. C. Starr

Explains how the bill will go from the two person job to one person.

070

Russell

Affirms the Senators explanation.

075

Chair Morrisette

Asks if there is patient risk involved if the procedure is performed by one person.

080

Wick

Not additionally risk and explains how the equipment prevents this.

075

Chair Morrisette

Asks if there is any literature about potential risk to patients.

080

Wick

Affirms.

100

Chair Morrisette

Comments on report heard about CAT scanners and the cautionary concerns.

115

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 104.

SB 104 – WORK SESSION

120

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 104 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

125

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. STARR, C will lead discussion on the floor.

127

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 104.  Opens public hearing on SB 224.

SB 224 – PUBLIC HEARING

130

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator.  Explains the bill.

140

Linda Russell

Executive Officer, Board of Radiologic Technology. Testifies in support of SB 224.

160

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Comments of diversity of board members.  Asks if they know what background they are looking for in a new board member.

175

Russell

Have not specified yet and want to keep options open. Adds that Board would like another public member.

185

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks for the current duties of the board members.

187

Russell

Explains the duties of the members on the board.

200

Earnest Wick

Chair of the Oregon Board of Radiology Technology.  Adds additionally duties performed by board members.

211

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 224 and opens work session on SB 224.

SB 224 – WORK SESSION

215

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 224 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

220

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. MONNES ANDERSON will lead discussion on the floor.

225

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session on SB 224 and adjourns meeting at 4:27 p.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.     Health Policy Commission, written testimony, Mary Lou Hennrich, 10 pp

B.     SB 53, written testimony, David Koach, 7 pp