House Health and Human Services Committee - March 01, 2018

210 Senate Building

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 Recording 1
Chair Daw called the meeting to order at 4:21 p.m.
 1st Sub. S.B. 172 Medicaid Waiver Amendments (Hemmert, D.)
 Rep. Hollins moved to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2018 meeting.
 Sen. Hemmert presented the bill.
 Rep. Kennedy assumed the chair.
 Mr. Andrew Riggle, Public Policy Advocate, Disability Law Center, and Chair, Medicaid Advisory Committee, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Mr. Lincoln Nehring, CEO, Voices for Utah Children, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Joni Beals, Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Stacy Stanford, Policy Analyst, Utah Health Policy Project, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Redd moved to return 1st Substitute S.B. 172 to the Rules Committee and request the chairs draft a letter requesting that the bill be referred to interim study by the Health Reform Task Force and the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee.
 Rep. Barlow moved to pass 1st Substitute S.B. 172 out favorably.
 H.B. 460 Dental Hygienist Amendments (Watkins, C.)
 Rep. Christine F. Watkins presented the bill with the assistance of Ms. Danyelie Evans, Utah Dental Hygienists Association.
 Rep. Daw resumed the chair.
 Dr. Brent A. Larsen, Dentist, and Immediate Past President, Utah Dental Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Shelly Costley, President, Utah Dental Hygienists Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
 Dr. Daniel Poulsen, Utah State Dental and Hygienst Licensure Board, spoke in opposition to the bill.
 Rep. Ward moved to pass H.B. 460 out favorably.
 H.B. 461 Patient Access to Medical Records Amendments (Christensen, L.)
 Rep. LaVar Christensen presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Jake Lee, Disability Lawyer.
 Rep. Ward moved to pass H.B. 461 out favorably.
 H.B. 421 Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health Patients (Redd, E.)
 Rep. Edward H. Redd presented the bill.
 Rep. Redd moved to return H.B. 421 to the Rules Committee and recommend that the committee's chairs draft a letter referring the bill to interim study by the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee and the Health Reform Task Force.
 H.B. 434 Controlled Substances Act Amendments (Ray, P.)
 Rep. Paul Ray presented the bill.
 Rep. Redd moved to pass H.B. 434 out favorably.
 Rep. Redd moved to place H.B. 434 on the Consent Calendar.
 Rep. Redd withdrew his motion.
 H.B. 435 Medicaid Dental Benefits (Eliason, S.)
 Rep. Steve Eliason presented the bill with the assistance of Dr. Glen Hanson, Former Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Professor of Pharmacology University of Utah, and Vice Dean, University of Utah School of Dentistry; Mr. Shawn McMillen, Executive Director, First Step House; and Ms. Brittini Baskett, patient.
 Rep. Hall moved to replace H.B. 435 with 1st Substitute H.B. 435.
 Rep. Hall moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 435 out favorably.
 H.B. 446 Drug Diversion Reporting Requirements (Eliason, S.)
 Rep. Steve Eliason presented the bill.
 Rep. Eliason moved to hold H.B. 446.
 Rep. Ward moved to adjourn.
 Chair Daw adjourned the meeting at 6:42 p.m.
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