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MINUTES OF THE
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 28, 2005


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Bradley G. Last, Chair
            Rep. Paul Ray, Vice Chair
            Rep. D. Gregg Buxton
            Rep. Patricia W. Jones
            Rep. David Litvack
            Rep. Rebecca Lockhart
            Rep. Steven R. Mascaro
            Rep. Ronda R. Menlove
            
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 8:05 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2005 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Jones absent for the vote.


H.B. 80    Services for People with Disabilities (Rep. R. Lockhart)

MOTION:    Rep. Lockhart moved to amend H.B. 80 as follows:

1.    Page 7, Lines 195 through 196 :    

             195          (d) If the division provides direct financial assistance, [it] the division:
             196          (i)
{   may   }        shall       require the family to account for the use of that financial assistance[.]; and


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Lockhart introduced H.B. 80 as amended and explained it to the committee. She was assisted by George Kelner, Services for People with Disabilities..

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Joyce Dolcourt, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.



H.B. 25    Direct-entry Midwife Act (Rep. J. Biskupski)


MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to amend H.B. 25 as follows:

1.    Page 8, Line 244 through Page 9, Line 249 :    

             244          (i) assist the division in reviewing complaints concerning the unlawful or
             245      unprofessional conduct of a licensed Direct-entry midwife; and
             246          (ii) advise the division in its investigation of these complaints.
 

    (c)(i) For the years 2006 through 2011, the board shall present an annual report to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Interim Committee describing the outcome data of licensed Direct-entry midwives practicing in Utah.
    (ii) The board shall base its report on data provided in large part from the Midwives'Alliance of North America.  

             247          (4) A board member who has, under Subsection (3), reviewed a complaint or advised
             248      in its investigation may be disqualified from participating with the board when the board serves
             249      as a presiding officer in an adjudicative proceeding concerning the complaint.

The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Biskupski discussed the amendment to the bill. She was assisted by Suzanne Smith, Utah Midwives Association.

MOTION:    Rep. Mascaro moved to pass the bill as amended out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Last voting in opposition to the motion.


H.B. 167    Elder Protection Provisions (Rep. P. Jones)

H.B. 167 was not considered at this meeting.


H.B. 79    Provision of Services for People with Disabilities (Rep. R. Lockhart)

H.B. 79 was not considered at this meeting.




H.B. 62    Amendments to Intermediate Care Facilities for Mentally Retarded (Rep. R. Lockhart)


H.B. 62 was not considered at this meeting.


MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Last adjourned the meeting at 8:27 a.m.




                            
                            Rep. Bradley G. Last
                            Committee Chair