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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 20, 2005
Rep. Paul Ray, Vice Chair
Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
Rep. Patricia W. Jones
Rep. David Litvack
Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
STAFF PRESENT: Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Rep. Last called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Litvack moved to approve the minutes of the January 18, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Jones and Rep. Mascaro absent for the vote.
H.B. 25 Direct-entry Midwife Act (Rep. J. Biskupski)
Rep. Biskupski introduced H.B. 25 and explained it to the committee. She was assisted by Suzanne Smith, Utah Midwives Association. Rep. Biskupski distributed handouts to the committee.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Holly Richardson, Utah Midwives Association
Rebecca McInnis, Certified Nurse Midwife
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Catherine Wheeler, Utah Medical Association
Cindy Jones, Utah Medical Association (handout)
MOTION: Rep. Mascaro moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. Bradley G. Last