SENATE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

March 15, 2005                                                                                                       Hearing Room D

3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  35 - 36

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Jeff Kruse, Vice-Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson

Sen. Charles Starr

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Rick Berkobien, Committee Administrator

Dawn Tuso, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

SB 403 - Public Hearing

SB 418 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 180 - Public Hearing

SB 285 - Public Hearing and Work Session

SB 776 - 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 35, A

005

Chair Morrisette

Calls meeting to order at 3:09 p.m. and opens a public hearing on SB 403.

SB 403 – PUBLIC HEARING

007

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 403.

015

Karen Whitaker

Director, Oregon Health Science University Center for Rural Health. Testifies in support of SB 403. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

116

Sen. Kruse

Apologizes to the committee. Talks about problems with the -1 amendments. Wants to correct the problem with the amendments and then bring SB 403 back to the committee.

127

Chair Morrisette

States that the committee will only hear testimony on SB 403 from Sen. Ferrioli today due to the misunderstanding regarding the amendments.

134

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Represents Senate District 30. Testifies in support of SB 403.

175

Chair Morrisette

Comments on testimony.

187

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Asks Whitaker a question regarding submitted testimony.  

195

Whitaker

Explains.

199

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 403 and opens public hearing on SB 418.

SB 418 – PUBLIC HEARING

200

Chair Morrisette

Announces that there is not anyone signed up to testify on SB 418.

204

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 418.

SB 418 – WORK SESSION

206

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB  418 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Revenue.

209

Sen. Metsger

Discusses opposition to SB 418.

217

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Discusses opposition to SB 418.

220

Sen. Kruse

Discusses support for SB 418.

225

Sen. Monnes Anderson

Explains reason for not supporting SB 418.

240

 

VOTE:  3-2-0

AYE:            3 - Sen. Morrisette, Sen. Kruse, Sen. C. Starr

NAY:            2 - Sen. Monnes Anderson, Sen. Metsger

 

Chair Morrisette

The motion Carries.

242

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 180.

SB 180 – PUBLIC HEARING

250

Rick Berkobien

Gives overview of SB 180.  States that SB 180 has a subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

260

Chair Morrisette

Announces that SB 778 will not be heard today.

275

Kathy Hahn

Chair, Pain Commission. Testifies on SB 180. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT B).

290

Chair Morrisette

Asks about the type of prescriptions that might appear in relation to the death with dignity act.

293

Hahn

Explains.

308

Gary Oxley

Oxley and Associates. Testifies on behalf of Fred Meyer, Safeway, and RiteAid in support of SB 180. Submits and discusses the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT C).

333

Cathy Lew

Pharmacist. Testifies in support of SB 180.

370

Chair Morrisette

Asks where the grant came from.

373

Lew

Explains.

382

Chair Morrisette

Asks if the grant is available on the condition that the committee approves the program.  

385

Lew

Replies yes and explains.

387

Chair Morrisette

Asks where the grant came from.

390

Lew

Replies the Federal Department of Justice.

396

Tom Holt

Executive Director, Oregon State Pharmacy Association. Testifies in support of SB 180.

TAPE 36, A

005

Holt

Continues testimony in support of SB 180.

024

Sen. Kruse

Asks which amendments Holt supports.

026

Holt

Explains. 

032

Sen. Kruse

Asks why the appointments were taken from the Governor and put with the Board of Pharmacy.

035

Holt

Responds.

040

Gary Schnabel

Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy. Testifies in support of SB 180. Talks about conceptual  amendments for SB 180. Submits -2 conceptual amendments (EXHIBIT D), -3 conceptual amendments (EXHIBIT E), and -4 conceptual amendments (EXHIBIT F).

104

Andrea Meyer

Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon. Testifies in opposition to SB 180.

204

Meyer

Continues reading testimony in opposition to SB 180.

293

Chair Morrisette

Comments on testimony. Asks Hahn to speak to the issue explained.

326

Hahn

Responds.

350

Henry H. Holmes, M.D.

Physician. Testifies in opposition to SB 180.

TAPE 35, B

005

Holmes

Continues testimony in opposition to SB 180.

039

Christine Chute

Oregon Department of Justice. States that she does not have any comments to make but that she is available to answer questions.

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

 

Joan Bouchard

Executive Director, Oregon State Board of Nursing. Submits memorandum on SB 180 (EXHIBIT G).

042

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing on SB 180 and opens public hearing on SB 285.

SB 285 – PUBLIC HEARING

050

Rick Berkobien

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of SB 285.

060

Naomi Steenson

Department of Human Services. Testifies in support of SB 285. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT H).

077

Sen. Kruse

Asks for description of the pain education training.

081

Steenson

Explains that it is an eight hour training.

086

Sen. Kruse

Asks if the training can be done online.

088

Steenson

Replies yes.

091

Stephen Kafory

Oregon Acupuncture Association. Testifies in support of SB 285.

118

Sen. Kruse

Asks if there would be training on pain management relative to acupuncture.

122

Kafory

Replies yes and explains.

125

Sen. Kruse

Asks where the accreditation of the program comes from. 

131

Kafory

Replies that he does not have the answer to the question.

135

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies question.

140

Holmes

Responds to Sen. Kruse’s question.

161

Sen. Kruse

Clarifies answer.

162

 Holmes

Replies yes.

165

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and opens work session on SB 285.

SB 285 – WORK SESSION

166

Sen. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves SB 285 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  4-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Metsger

175

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. KRUSE will lead discussion on the floor.

180

Chair Morrisette

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 776.  

SB 776 – PUBLIC HEARING

192

Ted Stevens

Director, Senior & Disabled Services, Lane Council of Governments. Testifies in support of SB 766. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT I).

262

Timothy Baxter

Attorney, Lane County Law and Advocacy Center. Testifies in support of SB 766. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT J).

350

Jim Patterson

Volunteer, Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Testifies in support of SB 776. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT K).

TAPE 36, B

003

Chair Morrisette

Asks if Patterson lives in Lane County.

004

Patterson

Replies yes.

005

Chair Morrisette

Asks how long he has been a volunteer.

007

Patterson

Replies four years.

009

Ellie Jenny

Board member, Oregon Health Action Campaign. Testifies in support of SB 776. Submits written testimony (EXHIBIT L).

048

Chair Morrisette

Asks Stevens a question regarding the scope of SB 776.

051

Stevens

Responds.

060

Chair Morrisette

Closes public hearing and adjourns meeting at 4:41 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

 

A.     SB 403, written testimony, Karen Whitaker, 12 pp

B.     SB 180, written testimony, Kathy Hahn, 1 p

C.     SB 180, -2 amendments, Gary Oxley, 1 p

D.    SB 180, -2 conceptual amendments, Gary Schnabel, 1 p

E.     SB 180, -3 conceptual amendments, Gary Schnabel, 2 pp

F.      SB 180, -4 conceptual amendments, Gary Schnabel, 1 p

G.    SB 180, memorandum, Joan Bouchard, 1 p

H.    SB 285, written testimony, Naomi Steenson, 2 pp

I.       SB 776, written testimony, Ted Stevens, 2 pp

J.      SB 776, written testimony, Timothy Baxter, 3 pp

K.    SB 776, written testimony, Jim Patterson, 2 pp

L.     SB 776, written testimony, Ellie Jenny, 2 pp