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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008
ROOM C250, WEST OFFICE BUILDING,
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX



Members Present:        Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
                Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. Peter C. Knudson
                Sen. Scott D. McCoy

Member Excused        Sen. Brent H. Goodfellow
    
Staff Present:            Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Nedra B. Duzett, Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Deb Hobbins, Utah Nurses Association
                Lincoln Nehring, Utah Health Policy Project

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Committee Chair Buttars called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

1.    H.B. 276S2 Health Professional Authority - Death and Disability (B. Last)

    
Rep. Last explained the bill.

    Deb Hobbins, Utah Nurses Association, spoke in support of the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Knudson moved to pass the bill out favorably.

    The motion passed unanimously.

2.    H.B. 326S1 Children's Health Insurance Program (G. Curtis)

    
Speaker Curtis explained the bill.

    Lincoln Nehring, Utah Health Policy Project, spoke in support of the bill.

3.    S.B. 255 Hospital Lien (D. Peterson)

    
The bill was not heard.

MOTION: Sen. McCoy moved to adjourn.



The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Knudson adjourned the meeting at 8:28 a.m.

Minutes reported by Nedra Duzett, Secretary.



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                     Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair