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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE ROOM W125, WEST OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX February 1, 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. Menlove called the meeting to order at 2:12 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Litvack moved to approve the minutes of the January 30, 2008 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.
H.B. 276S1 Health Professional Authority - Death and Disability (Rep. B. Last)
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to delete in title and body 1st Substitute H.B. 276 and replace it with 2nd Substitute H.B. 276. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, Rep. Litvack and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Deb Hobbins, Utah Nurses Association Deborah Turner, Department of Health
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to amend the bill as follows;
1. Page 3, Lines 62 through 69:

62     (13) "Nurse practitioner" means an advanced practice registered nurse specializing as
a
63     nurse practitioner:
64     (a) who has completed an education program regarding the completion of a certificate
65     of death developed by the department by administrative rule adopted in accordance with Title



66     63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act;
67     (b) who is in independent practice { as }     or a group practice; and
68     (c) who is not employed by a health care facility licensed under Chapter 21, Health
69     Facility Licensing and Inspection Act.
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, Rep. Litvack, and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.
MOTION: Rep. Greenwood moved to pass 2nd Substitute H.B. 276 as amended out favorably.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.
The committee recessed for approximately 20 minutes.
Rep. Litvack assumed the chair.
H.B. 281    Grants to Rural Hospitals - Oversight Responsibilities (Rep. M. Newbold)
MOTION: Rep. Menlove moved to delete in title and body H.B. 281 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 281. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall, Rep. Harper, and Rep. Ray absent for the vote.
Rep. Litvack relinquished the chair to Rep. Ray.
MOTION: Rep. Riesen moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 281 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Harper absent for the vote.
Rep. Menlove reassumed the chair.
H.B. 326    Children's Health Insurance Program - Open Enrollment (Rep. G. Curtis)
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to delete in title and body H.B. 326 and replace it with 1st Substitute H.B. 326. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Dougall and Rep. Harper absent for the vote.


Spoke in favor of the bill: Karen Crompton, Voices for Utah Children (handout)
Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
Sheila Walsh-McDonald, Salt Lake Community Action Program

Spoke to the bill:        Nate Checketts, Department of Health (handout)
MOTION: Rep. Litvack moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 326 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. Menlove adjourned the meeting at 3:06 p.m.
__________________ Rep. Paul Ray Committee Chair