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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
ROOM 250
STATE CAPITOL


Members Present:        Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
                Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. David P. Hinkins

Members Excused:        Sen. Gregory S. Bell
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones
                Sen. Luz Robles
    
Staff Present:            Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Cami Deavila, Committee Secretary

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

Sen. Buttars called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to approve minutes from February 27, 2009 meeting.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hinkins absent for the vote.

1.    HB0142, Reporting Abuse or Neglect of the Elderly or Disabled (L. Hemingway)

    Rep. Hemingway introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 142, Reporting Abuse or Neglect of the Elderly or Disabled, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Hinkins absent for the vote.

2.    HB0128, Electronic Prescribing Act (R. Menlove)

    Rep. Menlove introduced the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to amend H.B. 128, Electronic Prescribing Act, as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 14 through 15


    House Committee Amendments
    2-4-2009 :
    

             14          .    requires a practitioner to provide each existing patient of the practitioner with the
             15      option to participate in electronic prescribing
  , if the practitioner prescribes a drug or device for the patient on or after July 1 , 2012       ;


2.    Page 4, Lines 107 through 109 :    

             107          (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, a practitioner shall provide each existing
             108      patient of the practitioner with the option of participating in electronic prescribing for
             109      prescriptions issued for the patient
  , if the practitioner prescribes a drug or device for the patient on or after July 1 , 2012       .

    
    The motion passed unanimously

    Representative Evan J. Vickers spoke for the bill.

     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 128, Electronic Prescribing Act, as amended, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    MOTION: Sen. Hinkins moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Sen. Buttars adjourned the meeting at 4:25 p.m.

    Minutes were reported by Cami Deavila, Secretary.





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                     D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair