SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

February 14, 2005                                                                                               Hearing Room 343

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 32 - 33

Corrected 10/26/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Ginny Burdick, Chair

Sen. Charles Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Floyd Prozanski

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Vicki Walker

Sen. Doug Whitsett

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:          Sen. Roger Beyer

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Joe O'Leary, Counsel

Dale Penn, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

                                                Introduction of Committee Measures – Work Session                                                                                SB 278, SB 279, & SB 280 – Public Hearing

                                                SB 370 – 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 32, A

004

Chair Burdick

Calls the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and opens a work session to introduce measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES – WORK SESSION

009

Joe O’Leary

Committee Counsel.  Reads LC 116, 922, 1138, 1198, 1304, 1359, 1484, 1649, 1654, 1705, 1827, 1852, 1887, 1913, 1978, 2073, 2176, 2177, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, 2270, 2272, 2273, 2274, 2275, 2276, 2277, 2278, 2279, 2293, 2328, 2329, 2336, 2389, 2399, 2518, 2519, 2520, 2521, 2640, 2641, 2642, 2673, 2757, 2759, 2763, 2764, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2774, 2789, 2791, and 2271 for introduction (EXHIBITS A – DDD).

113

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves LC's:  116, 922, 1138, 1198, 1304, 1359, 1484, 1649, 1654, 1705, 1827, 1852, 1887, 1913, 1978, 2073, 2176, 2177, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, 2270, 2272, 2273, 2274, 2275, 2276, 2277, 2278, 2279, 2293, 2328, 2329, 2336, 2389, 2399, 2518, 2519, 2520, 2521, 2640, 2641, 2642, 2673, 2757, 2759, 2763, 2764, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2774, 2789, 2791, and 2271 BE INTRODUCED as committee bills.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0- 1

AYE: In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  1 – Beyer

122

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

127

Chair Burdick

Opens a public hearing on SB 278, SB 279, & SB 280.

SB 278, SB 279, & SB 280 – PUBLIC HEARING

129

Joe O’Leary

Counsel.  Describes SB 278, relating to personal representatives for purposes relating to use and disclosure of personal information; SB 279, relating to submission of application for waiver or renewal of waiver of federal requirements involving policy change for the Department of Human Services; and SB 280, relating to subpoenas issued under authority of Worker’s Compensation Board requiring production of individually identifiable health information be in conformity with requirements of Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure.

143

Kelly T. Hagan

Oregon State Bar.  Summarizes testimony in support of SB 278 (EXHIBIT EEE).

191

Hagan

Discusses the proposed amendment (EXHIBIT FFF).

201

Chair Burdick

Wonders how often estates have no personal representation.

203

Hagan

Replies that this happens very often and cites examples.

220

Gwen Dayton

Oregon State Bar.  Testifies in support of SB 278 (EXHIBIT GGG). 

268

Dayton

Talks about the clarification of the rules relating to the access of medical records, and how SB 278 is needed.

318

Chair Burdick

Inquires how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) legislation carved out the worker’s compensation standards.

325

Dayton

Discusses HIPAA privacy standards, and why they were implemented.

334

Chair Burdick

Asks if they are now enforcing the laws of civil procedure.

337

Dayton

Talks about the civil procedure regulations that hospitals must go through for workers compensation records. 

362

Chair Burdick

Wonders about the changes made by SB 280.

367

Dayton

Comments on the changes made by SB 280 and not requiring legislative work.

351

Dayton

Explains the corroborative attempts that can be made with the committee and the work group.

392

Chair Burdick

Inquires if SB 280 is meant to be a last-resort method.

395

Dayton

Responds yes.

400

Lorey Freeman

Oregon State Bar.  Reads testimony in support of SB 279 (EXHIBIT HHH).

458

Chair Burdick

Wonders if SB 279 would impose any costs.

464

Freeman

Replies that there is no fiscal impact, and details why.

500

Chair Burdick

Asks about a large packet of bills relating to HIPAA and the abilities of hospitals to release confidential information.

TAPE 33, A

039

Dayton

Discusses the ability of family and friends to access confidential medical records.  Addresses the past examples relating to confidential medical records.

070

Dayton

Talks about disclosure information.

080

Chair Burdick

Wonders about incapacitated individuals and their ability to disclose personal information.

085

Dayton

Comments on the issue that was raised, as well as methods used by Washington state’s to deal with this type of occurrence.

095

Chair Burdick

Inquires about the media.

099

Dayton

Talks about the media’s rights to medical information and cites examples.

111

Chair Burdick

Asks about restrictions to disclosure.

113

Dayton

Responds with disclosure information.

128

Joan Kapowich

Department of Human Services (DHS).  Testifies in opposition to SB 279 and discusses the updated listing of DHS Federal Waivers and Demonstrations (EXHIBIT III).

165

Kapowich

Comments on the wait for federal approval for waivers.  Addresses the issue of Legislative Counsel’s (LC) interpretation of bills being different from the Department of Human Services.

195

Chair Burdick

Asks if there is a fiscal impact.

197

Kapowich

Replies that there would be two high-level jobs relating to the passage of SB 279.

200

Chair Burdick

Wonders if the scope of the hearing might be limited.

205

Kapowich

Discusses the rules involved with the current public hearing system.

214

Chair Burdick

Brings up the issue of waivers causing budgetary concerns.

219

Sen. Prozanski

Inquires about community involvement prior to submitting the information to the federal government.

231

Kapowich

Talks about the recent changes to the Oregon Health Plan waiver, and how the public hearings held before the changes were implemented.  Reiterates that this is a way the community could be involved.

257

Sen. Prozanski

Wonders about waivers being brought about by a change in legislative policy.

264

Kapowich

Comments on waiver amendments, citing recent examples.

280

Sen. Prozanski

Discusses section 3 of SB 279 and the role of the legislature being addressed in the bill in relation to LC, and the delay in such a method.

305

Freeman

Replies that there would be a small delay, and that it would be a waste of public money and time to have hearings after the waiver has been authorized. 

340

Chair Burdick

Asks about the public hearing after a waiver was authorized.

343

Kapowich

Talks about the waiver process and the possibility of added time.

372

Chair Burdick

Desires clarification on the waiver process.

384

Kapowich

Responds with information on the public hearings.

410

Freeman

Details the delay in the process because of current law and how SB 279 can streamline the method.

440

Sen. Prozanski

Inquires about the different processes regarding waivers.

466

Kapowich

Comments on the waiver application process.

458

Freeman

Discusses her confusion with the Department of Human Services being against SB 279 when they already accomplish all the bill sets out to do.

TAPE 32, B

046

Sen. Prozanski

Brings up the decision of the past legislative session.

055

Freeman

States that this bill does not conflict with past legislation, but instead streamlines the process.

079

Chair Burdick

Closes the public hearing on SB 278, SB 279, & SB 280.

085

Chair Burdick

Raises issues of concern with the current bill.

109

Chair Burdick

Opens a work session on 370.

SB 370 – Work Session

110

Joe O’Leary

Counsel.  Describes SB 370 and the -1 proposed amendment (EXHIBIT JJJ), relating to preserving the attorney-client privilege for communications made to office of public defense services as part of the complaint against the lawyer providing public defense services.

128

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT SB 370-1 amendments dated 2/14/05.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Ringo

132

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

135

Sen. C. Starr

MOTION:  Moves SB 370-1 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-0-2

EXCUSED:  2 - Beyer, Ringo

137

Chair Burdick

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

PROZANSKI will lead discussion on the floor.

140

Chair Burdick

Discusses the trip to Pendleton on March 17, 2005, comments on the Governor’s bill packet,  and provides information on the upcoming committee meeting on the meth problem.

182

Chair Burdick

Adjourns the meeting at 2:20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. Introductions, LC 116, staff, 11 pp
  2. Introductions, LC 922, staff, 10 pp
  3. Introductions, LC 1138, staff, 9 pp
  4. Introductions, LC 1198, staff, 69 pp
  5. Introductions, LC 1304, staff, 3 pp
  6. Introductions, LC 1359, staff, 5 pp
  7. Introductions, LC 1484, staff, 2 pp
  8. Introductions, LC 1649, staff, 9 pp
  9. Introductions, LC 1654, staff, 13 pp
  10. Introductions, LC 1705, staff, 2 pp
  11. Introductions, LC 1827, staff, 1 p
  12. Introductions, LC 1852, staff, 2 pp
  13. Introductions, LC 1887, staff, 1 p
  14. Introductions, LC 1913, staff, 4 pp
  15. Introductions, LC 1978, staff, 2 pp
  16. Introductions, LC 2073, staff, 2 pp
  17. Introductions, LC 2176, staff, 3 pp
  18. Introductions, LC 2177, staff, 3 pp
  19. Introductions, LC 2266, staff, 4 pp
  20. Introductions, LC 2267, staff, 11 pp
  21. Introductions, LC 2268, staff, 3pp
  22. Introductions, LC 2269, staff, 1 p
  23. Introductions, LC 2270, staff, 2 pp
  24. Introductions, LC 2272, staff, 28 pp
  25. Introductions, LC 2273, staff, 14 pp
  26. Introductions, LC 2274, staff, 3 pp
  27.   Introductions, LC 2275, staff, 1 p
  28.   Introductions, LC 2276, staff, 1 p
  29.   Introductions, LC 2277, staff, 3 pp
  30.   Introductions, LC 2278, staff, 2 pp
  31.   Introductions, LC 2279, staff, 2 pp
  32.    Introductions, LC 2293, staff, 1 p
  33.   Introductions, LC 2328, staff, 4 pp
  34.   Introductions, LC 2329, staff, 3 pp
  35.   Introductions, LC 2336, staff, 3 pp
  36.   Introductions, LC 2389, staff, 4 pp
  37.   Introductions, LC 2399, staff, 3 pp
  38.   Introductions, LC 2518, staff, 17 pp
  39. Introductions, LC 2519, staff, 3 pp
  40.   Introductions, LC 2520, staff, 17 pp
  41.   Introductions, LC 2521, staff, 1 p
  42.   Introductions, LC 2640, staff, 13 pp
  43.   Introductions, LC 2641, staff, 12 pp
  44.   Introductions, LC 2642, staff, 3 pp
  45.    Introductions, LC 2673, staff, 7 pp
  46.   Introductions, LC 2757, staff, 1 p
  47.   Introductions, LC 2759, staff, 3 pp
  48.   Introductions, LC 2763, staff, 17 pp
  49. Introductions, LC 2764, staff, 4 pp
  50.   Introductions, LC 2765, staff, 14 pp
  51.   Introductions, LC 2766, staff, 13 pp
  52.   Introductions, LC 2767, staff, 13 pp
  53. Introductions, LC 2774, staff, 2 pp
  54. Introductions, LC 2789, staff, 7 pp
  55. Introductions, LC 2791, staff, 1 p
  56. Introductions, LC 2271, staff, 1 p
  57. SB 278, written testimony, Kelly T. Hagan, 1 p
  58. SB 278, proposed amendment, Kelly T. Hagan, 2 pp
  59. SB 280, written testimony, Gwen Dayton, 2 pp
  60. SB 279, written testimony, Lorey Freeman, 1 p

III.              SB 279, Updated Listing of Federal Waivers and Demonstrations, Joan Kapowich, 4 pp

JJJ.           SB 370, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p