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Room 405 State Capitol
January 21, 2003

Members Present:    Rep. Katherine M. Bryson, Chair
            Rep. Brent D. Parker, Vice Chair
            Rep. J. Stuart Adams
            Rep. Craig W. Buttars
            Rep. David Clark
            Rep. Stephen D. Clark
            Rep. Carl W. Duckworth
            Rep. Jim Dunnigan
            Rep. Ben C. Ferry
            Rep. Neil A Hansen
            Rep. Todd E. Kiser
            Rep. Mike Morley

Members Absent:     Rep. Jackie Biskupski

Staff Present:    Ms. Mary Catherine Perry, Policy Analyst
            Ms. Linda Error, Committee Secretary

Visitors:        List of visitors filed with committee minutes

Rep. Bryson called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.

Rep Bryson called for an introduction of committee members.

H.B. 4        Viatical Settlements (B. Parker)

Rep. Parker introduced the bill

Spoke for the bill:    Paul Rogers, Coventry First
            George Robison, Utah Dept. of Commerce, Securities Division

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Bryson called for a 5 minute saunter

Rep. Bryson relinquished the chair to Rep. Parker.

H.B. 12    Utah Optometry Practice Act Amendments (K. Bryson)

MOTION:    Rep. Bryson moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 1, line 7:    After "act" delete "allows"

2.    Page 1, lines 8-9:    Delete lines 8 and 9

3.    Page 1, line 10:    Delete "patient at the time of the examination" and insert "conforms state law to federal regulations on standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information"

4    Page 4, line 106:    after "fitting" delete "unless:" and insert "; and"

5.     Page 4, lines 107-110:    Delete lines 107 - 110

6.    Page 4, line 114:    After line 114 insert
        "(3) Application of the provisions of this section shall be consistent with 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information."

The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Buttars absent for the vote.

Rep. Bryson presented the bill as amended with the assistance of Jay J. Magure of 1-800- CONTACTS.

Spoke against the bill:    Russell Purdy, Pres., Utah Optometric Association
                Bill Harrison Pres. Elect, Utah Optometric Association
                Stephen Schubach, Pres., Standard Optical
                Robert Christensen, ophthalmologic surgeon

Spoke to the bill:        Val Bateman, Utah Medical Association

MOTION:    Rep. D. Clark moved to pass the bill out favorably.

MOTION:    Rep. S. Clark moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion failed with Rep. Ferry and Rep. S. Clark voting in favor of the motion and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend the bill. After committee discussion, the motion was withdrawn

        The original motion to pass the bill out favorably passed with Rep. Ferry voting in opposition and Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. David Clark moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Morley absent for the vote.

Rep. Parker adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Rep. Katherine Bryson, Chair