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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM W125, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
January 22, 2008


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Ronda R. Menlove, Vice Chair
                Rep. John Dougall
                Rep. Richard A. Greenwood
                Rep. Wayne A. Harper
                Rep. David Litvack
                Rep. Phil Riesen
                Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom                    
            
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. Ray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. and welcomed everyone. Committee members introduced themselves.


H.B. 15    Control and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Rep. P. Riesen)

Rep. Riesen presented H.B. 15 to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    David Sundwall, M.D., Utah Department of Health (handout)
                        Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum

MOTION:    Rep. Harper moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall absent for the vote.


H.B. 47    Standards for Exchange of Electronic Health Information (Rep. R. Menlove)

Rep. Menlove presented H.B. 47 to the committee, assisted by Barry Nangle, Utah Department of Health. (handout)

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Jan Root, Utah Health Information Network
                        John T. Nielsen, Governor's Office
                        Michael Stapley, Utah Health Information Network
                        Chris Purcell, State Farm Insurance

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Dougall voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Harper absent for the vote.




H.B. 82    Notice of Changes to the State Medicaid Plan (Rep. M. Newbold)

Rep. Newbold presented H.B. 82 to the committee (handout)

MOTION:    Rep. Litvack moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Harper absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Greenwood moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Harper absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 3:06 p.m.





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                        Rep. Paul Ray
                        Committee Chair