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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
ROOM 250
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX


Members Present:        Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Chair
                Sen. Allen M. Christensen
                Sen. Mark B. Madsen
                Sen. Stuart C. Reid
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones
                Sen. Luz Robles
    
Staff Present:            Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Kathy Helgesen, Committee Secretary

Public Speakers Present:    Michelle McOmber, CEO, Utah Medical Association
                Greg Curtis, Lobbyist, Certified Nurse Anesthetists
                Natalie Parkin, Utah Beauty School Association
                Mark Brinton, General Counsel, Utah Medical Association
                Stephanie Williams, Master Aesthetician, Medical Assistant
                Tom Metcalf, MD
                David Stewart, Lobbyist, CRNA
                Candace Daly, Aesthetic and Chiropractic Associations, Utah Cosmetology Schools
                
A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.


Sen. Buttars called the meeting to order at 4:20 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

     MOTION: Sen. Jones moved to approve the minutes of February 25, 2011

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Reid and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

1.     SB0186- Utah Medical Practice Act Amendments (J.S. Adams)
    
     MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adopt an amendment as follows:


1.    Page 1, Line 14 :    

             14          .    prohibits an individual from using the title "doctor," "M.D." or
{   "O.D."   }        "D.O."       in a



2.    Page 3, Line 66 :    

             66      forgery, or intentional deception, misrepresentation, misstatement, or omission;
{   [or]   }        or      


3.    Page 3, Lines 79 through 84 :    

             79      this title[.]
{   ; or   }        .      

             80          
{   (g) using the designation "doctor," "Dr.", or a comparable designation in a manner

             81      which might cause a reasonable person to believe the individual using the designation is a
             82      doctor licensed under this title, if the individual is not licensed under this title, provided that an
             83      individual who has received an earned doctorate may use the designation of the degree if it is
             84      followed by "Not Licensed" or "Not Licensed in Utah" in the same size and style of lettering.  
}


4.    Page 8, Line 230 :    

             230          (iv) had a federal
  registration or       license denied, suspended, or revoked by competent federal authority


5.    Page 17, Line 499 :    

             499      United States
{   ,   }        or       its territories,      {   or Canada,   } submitting a current certification by the Educational


6.    Page 18, Lines 548 through 549 :    

             548          (c) comply with the requirements for licensure under Subsection (1)(a) through (d)
{   and   }        ,      

             549      (1)(e)(i)
  , and (1)(g) through (j)       ;


7.    Page 19, Lines 566 through 567 :    

             566          (f) submit to a records review, a practice history review, and
{   physical and

             567      psychological  
}
  comprehensive       assessments, if requested by the division in collaboration with the board; and


8.    Page 27, Line 829 :    

             829      doctor of osteopathic medicine
{   degree   } but is not a licensed osteopathic physician

and surgeon



9.    Page 29, Line 866 :    

             866      located outside of the United States [or],
  or       its [jurisdictions]      {   districts       ,       or   } territories      {   , or Canada   }


10.    Page 35, Line 1069 :    

             1069          The division
  in collaboration with the board       may assess penalties      {   under   }        as described in       Section 58-67-503 .

        

    The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Reid and Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

    Sen. Adams presented the bill.

    Ms. McOmber, Mr. Brinton and Dr. Metcalf spoke in favor of the bill.

    Mr. Curtis, Ms. Parkin, Ms. Williams, Mr. Stewart and Ms. Daly spoke in opposition to the bill.
    
    MOTION:
Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 186, as amended, out of committee with a favorable recommendation.

    The motion passed 4-2-0 with Sen. Buttars and Sen. Jones voting in opposition.



    MOTION: Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

    Minutes reported by Kathy Helgesen, Secretary.



                    _______________________________________
                     Sen. D. Chris Buttars, Committee Chair