MINUTES OF THE

SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE

Room 250, Utah State Capitol

February 17, 2016

 

Members Present: Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair

Sen. Allen M. Christensen

Sen. Luz Escamilla

Sen. Peter C. Knudson

Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa

Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell

 

Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst

Ms. Nancy Skidmore, Committee Secretary

 

NOTE: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

 

Chair Vickers called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m.

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2016 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

S.B. 154 Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations (Sen. J. S. Adams)

 

Sen. Adams explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved S.B. 154 be replaced with 1st Sub. S.B. 154, Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.         Page 3, Lines 75 through 80:


75 (b) A mandated program change shall be included in the base budget for the Medicaid

76 program {during the first fiscal year following} for the fiscal year in which the Medicaid program

77 {adopts} adopted the mandated program change.

78 (c) The mandated program change is not subject to the limit on the rate of growth in

79 per-patient-per-month General Fund expenditures for the program established in Subsection

80 (2)(e), until {after the fiscal year designated in Subsection (4)(b).} the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the Medicaid program adopted the mandated program change.

 

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

Spoke to the bill: Mr. Dan Liljenquist, Director, Intermountain Healthcare

 

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla, Sen. Shiozawa, and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

H.B. 68S01 Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments (Rep. E. Redd)

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.         Page 1, Lines 13 through 16:


13 This bill:

14 allows {an emergency service provider} a law enforcement agency to request a court order on behalf of an emergency services provider authorizing a blood

15 sample from an individual if, during the course of performing the provider's duties,

16 the provider is significantly exposed to the individual's bodily fluids.


 

2.         Page 2, Lines 37 through 38

House Committee Amendments

2-2-2016:


37 (2) (a) {The petitioner} A law enforcement agency may submit on behalf of the petitioner by electronic or other means Ĥ [and] an Ĥ

37a ex parte request for

38a warrant ordering a blood draw from the respondent.

 

The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Escamilla and Sen. Van Tassell absent for the vote.

 

Rep. Redd explained the bill to the committee.

 

Spoke to the bill: Mr. Rich Schwermer, Assistant Administrator, Utah State Courts

Ms. Alice Moffat, Director, Bureau of Criminal Identification, Department of Public Safety

 

Spoke for the bill: Mr. David Spatafore, Fire and Chiefs of Police Association

Ms. Michelle McOmber, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Medical Association

 

MOTION: Sen. Shiowaza moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed

unanimously.

 

Chair Vickers relinquished the chair to Sen. Christensen.

H.B. 79S01 Nonpatient Cause of Action (Rep. K. McIff)

 

Sen. Vickers explained the bill to the committee.

 

 

Spoke for the bill: Ms. Michelle McOmber, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Medical Association

Mr. Dave Gessel, Executive Vice President, Utah Hospital Association

 

MOTION: Sen. Van Tassell moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed

unanimously.

 

MOTION: Sen. Vickers moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed

unanimously.

 

Sen. Vickers resumed the chair.

H.B. 124S02 Monitoring Equipment in a Care Facility (Sen. T. Hawkes)

 

Rep Hawkes explained the bill to the committee.

 

MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed

unanimously.

 

MOTION: Sen. Escamilla moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

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Sen. Evan J. Vickers, Chair