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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 25, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING, STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
February 23, 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:    Rep. 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 4:30 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of February 18, 2011. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark, Rep. Watkins and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.

2nd Sub. S.B. 61    Education for Prescribing Controlled Substances (Sen. P. Jones)

Sen. Jones presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Ms. Michelle McOmber, CEO, Utah Medical Association

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to place 2nd Sub. S.B. 61 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

H.B. 244    Online Mental Health Therapy (Rep. K. Grover)

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to replace H.B. 244 with 1st Substitute H.B. 244. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.



Rep. Grover presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Gary Leavitt, Leavitt Institute for Marriage and Family.

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:        Dr. Nanci Klein, Utah Psychological Association
            Ms. Kris Fawson, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
            Mr. Rod Julander, Utah Chapter, National Social Workers of America
        
MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

H.B. 229    Mental Health Professional Practice Act (Rep. K. Grover)

MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to replace H.B. 229 with 1st Substitute H.B. 229. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

Rep. Grover presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Gary Leavitt, Leavitt Institute for Marriage and Counseling.

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


1.    Page 3, Lines 74 through 76 :    

             74          (5) "Mental health therapist" means an individual licensed under this title as:
             75          (a) a physician and surgeon, or osteopathic physician
{   [engaged] trained   }        engaged       in the practice

             76      of mental health therapy;

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

Spoke in opposition
to the bill:        Ms. Michelle McComber, CEO, Utah Medical Association
            Dr. Nanci Klein, Utah Psychological Association

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Vickers moved to proceed to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with Rep. Daw and Rep. Ray voting in opposition. Rep. Clark was absent for the vote.



S.B. 128    Regulatory Amendments
(Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble presented the bill to the committee.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to place S.B. 128 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

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

Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.    


            






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                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair