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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 14, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Evan J. Vickers, Vice Chair
                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
                Rep. David Clark
                Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                Rep. Dean Sanpei
                Rep. Christine F. Watkins

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Ronda Rudd Menlove                    
            
STAFF PRESENT:        Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Linda Black, House Secretary

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


Rep. Ray called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of February 7. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cosgrove absent for the vote.

H.B. 161    Guardian Ad Litem Responsibilities (Rep. C. Oda)

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


1.    Page 6, Lines 160 through 166 :    

             160          (3) The director shall ensure that each attorney guardian ad litem employed by the
             161      office:
             162          (a) represents the best interest of each client of the office in all [proceedings] venues,
             163      including:
             164          (i) court proceedings; and
             165          (ii)
  meetings to develop, review, or modify the       child and family plan      {   meetings   } with the Division of Child and Family Services      {   in

             166      accordance with Section 62A-4a-205  
}
;

The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Daw absent for the vote.


Rep. Oda presented the bill with the assistance of Mr. Rick Smith, Office of Guardian Ad Litem.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Dan Deuel, citizen

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:            Ms. Jackie Warren, citizen

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed, with Rep. Watkins and Rep. Ray voting in opposition.

H.B. 77    Medical Assistance Accountability (Rep. D. Clark)

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to replace H.B. 77 with 1st Substitute 77. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cosgrove absent for the vote.

Rep. Clark presented the bill to the committee.

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

H.J.R. 35    Utah Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week Joint Resolution (Rep. K. Sumsion)

Rep. Sumsion presented the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Marie Nuccitelli, Mitochondrial Awareness Group.

Spoke in favor of the resolution:    Sean Agnew, parent,
                    Michelle Agnew, parent

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

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to place H.J.R. 35 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 174    Contracting for Medicaid Eligibility Determination Services (Rep. W. Harper)

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to replace H.B. 174 with 1st Substitute H.B. 174. The motion passed unanimously


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


1.    Page 2, Lines 40 through 41 :    

             40          (iii) the Primary Care Network;
{   and   }

             41          (iv) the Utah Premium Partnership
  ; and

    (v) other eligibility systems administered by the Department of Workforce Services  
.


The motion passed unanimously.

Rep. Harper presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:        Shanie Scott, Utah Health Policy Project

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation as substituted and amended. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

H.B. 165    State Reimbursement for Required Medical Services Act (Rep. C. Herrod)

H.B. 165 was not considered in this meeting.

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 5:25 p.m.








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                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair