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HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building
January 27, 2012
Rep. Evan J. Vickers, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
Rep. Dean Sanpei
Rep. Christine F. Watkins
MEMBERS ABSENT: Rep. Bradley M. Daw
Rep. Daniel McCay
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Cathy Dupont, Associate General Counsel
Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Ray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Vickers moved to approve the minutes of January 24, and January 25, 2012, with an amendment to the January 24 minutes to reflect that the meeting was held in 2012, not 2011.
The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.
H.B. 294 Amendments to Mental Health Practices Licensing Laws (Rep. R. C. Webb)
Rep. Webb presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Vice Chair Vickers moved to replace H.B. 294 with 1st Substitute H.B. 294. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Dr. Rod Julander, Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Dr. Benton Bramwell, Utah Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Dr. Matthew Burnett, Naturopathic Physician
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Mike Sonntag, Utah Physical Therapists Association
Dr. Matthew Hedelius, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dr. Nan Klein, Utah Psychological Association
MOTION: Rep. Watkins moved to pass the bill out favorably as substituted. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Vickers voting in opposition.
S.B. 13 Medical Examiner Amendments (Sen. A. Christensen) (Rep. P. Ray)
Sen. A. Christensen presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. Watkins moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Ray adjourned the meeting at 3:15 p.m.
Rep. Paul Ray, Chair