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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building
February 22, 2012

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

MEMBERS EXCUSED:    Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove                    
            
STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                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 4:40 p.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to approve the minutes of February 13, 15, and 17, 2012. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. McCay absent for the vote.

Chair Ray relinquished the gavel to Rep. Vickers at 4:45 p.m.

H.B. 400    Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Trust Fund (Rep. E. Hutchings)

Rep. Hutchings presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Dale Hull.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Mr. Mike Schlappi
                Ms. Audrey Whatcott
                Mr. Sam Arishita
                Mr. Christian Deputy

MOTION:        Rep. Sanpei moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Daw and Rep. McCay voting in opposition. Rep. Watkins was absent for the vote.

H.B. 492    Training of School Nurses (Rep. P. Ray)

Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.




MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Daw was absent for the vote.

H.B. 497    Clearance for Direct Patient Access (Rep. B. Last)

Rep. Last presented the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Joel Hoffman, Director, Bureau of Health Facility Licensing, Certification and Resident Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

MOTION:    Rep. Sanpei moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

Chair Ray resumed the chair at 5:30 p.m.

H.B. 434    Pharmacy Practice Act Modifications (Rep. E. Vickers)

Rep. Vickers presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to amend the bill as follows:


1.    Page 13, Lines 376 through 378 :    

             376          (3) A prescribing practitioner who provides samples for a patient shall
{   :

             377          (a)  
}
comply with Subsection (2)
{   ; and

             378          (b) follow state and federal labeling requirements  
}
.

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

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Cosgrove moved to place the bill on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Daw and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

H.B. 155    Drug Screening for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Recipients
        (Rep. B. Wilson)

Rep. Wilson presented the bill to the committee. (handout)

Spoke to the bill:    Ms. Helen Thatcher, Department of Workforce Services
            Ms. Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger


            Ms. Karen Silver, Salt Lake Community Action Program
            Mr. Adam Trupp, Utah Association of Counties

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Cosgrove voting in opposition. Rep. Watkins was absent for the vote.

Rep. Ray relinquished the chair to Rep. Vickers

S.B. 149    Division of Child and Family Services Amendments (Sen. A. Christensen)

At the request of the sponsor, Rep. Ray presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously. Rep. Watkins was absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. McCay moved to adjourn the meeting.

Vice Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 6:40 p.m.






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                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair