Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee


The committee chairs have scheduled the following meeting:


                                    DATE:      Tuesday, June 20, 2017

                                    TIME:       8:30 a.m.

                                    PLACE:    Room 30, House Building




Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Chair

Rep. Paul Ray, Chair

Rep. Raymond P. Ward, House Vice Chair


                  Sen. Luz Escamilla                                           Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                  Sen. Daniel Hemmert                                        Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards

                  Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser, President              Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes

                  Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa                                     Rep. Sandra Hollins

                  Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell                                 Rep. Michael S. Kennedy

                  Sen. Todd Weiler                                             Rep. Edward H. Redd

                                                                                          Rep. Norman K. Thurston


Staff:          Russell T. Frandsen, Fiscal Analyst                   Clare Tobin Lence, Fiscal Analyst


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Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Morning


1.       8:30 a.m.    Call to Order


2.       8:30 a.m.    Approval of Minutes


3.       8:30 a.m.    Public Input on Topics on Today's Agenda

Must contact Debbie Benson before 2 p.m. Friday, June 16th at 801-326-1698 to be considered.  Please identify which agenda item you want to comment on and the name of the organization you will be representing (if applicable).  To maximize the number of people who can provide public testimony, each person is limited to testifying twice on Social Services issues during the 2017 interim unless authorized by the chairs.


4.       8:45 a.m.    Budget Deep-Dive into Newborn Screening Program

a.       Overview of Function, Authorization, Mission, Organization

b.       Review of What We Buy, How We Pay For It

c.       Recommended Actions for 2018 General Session

d.       Response from Responsible Agency

e.       Committee Discussion


5.       9:45 a.m.    Update on Utah Medicaid Enhancement


6.       10:05 a.m.  Converting to Value-Based Payments


7.       10:15 a.m.  Utah Nursing Consortium


8.       10:30 a.m.  Comparison of Social Services Recommendations to Final Action Taken by the Legislature


9.       10:35 a.m.  Reassessment of Performance Measure for Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness


10.   10:40 a.m.  Publicly Funded Web Resources for Provider Quality Comparison


11.   11:00 a.m.  Items from the Afternoon Agenda


12.   11:00 a.m.  Other Business