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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 18, 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. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                Rep. Dean Sanpei
                Rep. Christine F. Watkins

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 2:10 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of February 14 and February 16, 2011. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Menlove and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

H.B. 233    Insurance Coverage for Amino Acid-based Formula (Rep. C. Moss)

Rep. Moss presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Ms. Tammy Zundel, Utah Eosinophilic Support Group
                Ms. Michelle Fogg, Utah Eosinophilic Support Group
                Dr. Alan Bitner, Salt Lake Clinic Allergy Department
                Dr. Kevin Nelson, Pediatricians Against Second-hand Smoke

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:            Mr. Travis Wood, Utah Health Plans
                Mr. Kelly Atkinson, Executive Director, Utah Health Insurance                 Association

Spoke to the bill:        Ms. Sharlene Coombs, Pediatric Dietitian

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass H.B. 233 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Daw and Rep. Sanpei voting in opposition.


H.B. 234    Assertive Community Mental Health Treatment Pilot Program (Rep. C. Moss)

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to amend H.B. 234 as follows:


1.    Page 3, Lines 86 through 88 :    

             86          (c) recommendations for changes, if any, related to the pilot program.
  (10) The report described in Subsection (9) shall evaluate the success of the pilot program using tools, including the ACT Fidelity Scale and General Organization Index, to measure outcomes, including:

(a) reduced hospital stays;
(b) higher levels of housing stability;
(c) improved symptoms and social functioning;
(d) higher quality of life; and
(e) increased consumer and family satisfaction with services.  

             87          
{   (10)   }        (11)       During the 2013 interim, the Health and Human Services Interim Committee

             88      shall:

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

Rep. Moss presented H.B. 234, as amended, to the committee with the assistance of Ms. Sherri Wittwer, Executive Director, NAMI of Utah.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Ms. Karey Shane, citizen
                Ms. Liz Zentner, Health Commissioner, Utah PTA

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to pass H.B. 234, as amended, with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

H.C.R. 9    Lupus Awareness Month Concurrent Resolution (Rep. T. Cosgrove)

Rep. Cosgrove presented the resolution to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Kevin Nelson, American Association of Pediatricians.

Spoke to the bill:    Tabitha Thompson, Chair, Utah Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to pass the resolution with a favorable recommendation.

The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to place H.C.R. 9 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

H.B. 358    Access to Controlled Substance Database Revisions (Rep. S. Eliason)

Rep. Eliason presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Kade Minchey, Office of the Legislative Auditor General
            Mr. Mark Steinagel, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing             
MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass H.B. 358 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

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

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 4:00 p.m.







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                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair