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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 20, 2009



MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Ronda R. Menlove, Vice Chair
                Rep. Trisha Beck
                Rep. Phil Riesen
                Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom
                Rep. Evan Vickers

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Rep. Brad Daw                    
            
STAFF PRESENT:        Mark Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Sylvia Newton, House Secretary
                Tom Vaughn, Associate General Counsel

Note:    A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Rep. Ray called the meeting to order at 8:06 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to approve the minutes of the February 17, 2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.


S.B. 20    Local Public Health Emergency Funding (Sen. D. Stowell)

Sen. Stowell explained the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.


H.B. 142    Reporting Abuse or Neglect of the Elderly or Disabled (Rep. L. Hemingway)

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 4, Line 109 :    

             109          (i) designate
{   two   } persons within the department to access:


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Sandstrom absent for the vote.

Rep. Hemingway explained the bill as amended.



Spoke in favor of the bill:    Tracy Freeman, Acting Director, Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment, Utah Department of Health
                        Joyce Dolcourt, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
                        Karmen Sanone. Salt Lake County Aging Services

MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously.


1st Sub. H.B. 269    Anesthesiologist Assistants (Rep. Julie Fisher)

Rep. Fisher explained 1st Substitute H.B. 269 with a handout and the assistance of Dr. Cris Cowley, M.D., President, Utah Medical Association.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Chris Torman, faculty, Westminster College
                            Micah Kronmiller, nurse anesthetist and past president, Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists
                            Brett Hayes, Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists
                            Debra Hobbins, Utah Nurses Association

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Dr. Mark Bair, past president, Utah Medical Association
                        Bob Bunnell, Utah Academy of Physician Assistants
                        Dr. John Zimmerman, M.D., anesthesiologist
                        Marvin Taukeiaho, student
                        Dr. Jeffrey Lu, M.D., Utah Society of Anesthesiologists

MOTION:    Rep. Beck moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 269 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Sandstrom voting in opposition to the motion and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.


H.B. 89    Prosthetic Limb Health Insurance Parity (Rep. D. Litvack)


Rep. Litvack explained H.B. 89, which was amended in the meeting held February 10, 2009. A handout was provided to committee members.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Kelly Atkinson, Utah Health Insurance Association

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Dr. Joe Webster, M.D., University of Utah and Veterans                              Administration Medical Center


MOTION:    Rep. Riesen moved to pass H.B. 89 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Ray voting in opposition to the motion.


1st Sub. H.B. 132    Sexual Assault Victim Protocols (Rep. J. Biskupski)

MOTION:    Rep. Menlove moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 3, Line 83 :    

             83      under the protocol described in Subsection
{   (5)   }        (1)(e)       , to a victim of sexual assault; and


The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.

Rep. Biskupski explained the amended bill.

Spoke in opposition to the bill:    Dave Gessel, Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association

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

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 10:05 a.m.




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                        Rep. Paul Ray
                        Committee Chair