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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 250
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
JANUARY 30 , 2012

Members Present:        Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Chair
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones
                Sen. Mark B. Madsen
                Sen. Luz Robles

Member Excused: Sen. Stuart C. Reid
    
Staff Present:            Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Karen C. Allred, Committee Secretary

A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Chair Christensen called the meeting to order at 4:17 PM

S.B. 40    Medical and Osteopathic Practice Act Amendments (Sen. P. Knudson)

Chair Christensen announced that S.B. 40 would not be heard today.

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to approve the minutes of January 25, 2012. The motion passed unanimously.

S.C.R. 4    Concurrent Resolution on Breast Cancer Screening (Sen. K. Mayne)
    

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to amend S.C.R. 4 as follows:

1.    Page 1, Lines 10 through 14 :    

             10          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges women ages 40
             11      years old and older to receive breast cancer screening once each year that, at a
             12      minimum, consists of a mammogram
{   and urges that all insurance programs in the state

             13      of Utah provide breast cancer screening to include mammograms and other physician
             14      recommended screening tests, with minimum or no co-payments or out-of-pocket costs  
}
.



2.    Page 1, Lines 19 through 25 :    

             19          .    urges women aged 40 and older to be annually screened for breast cancer including,
             20      at a minimum, a mammogram;
  and      

             21          .    recognizes the importance of public programs that provide breast cancer screening
             22      to uninsured women who cannot afford to be screened
{   ; and

             23          .    urges all insurance programs in the state of Utah to provide for breast cancer
             24      screening to include mammograms and other physician recommended screening
             25      tests, with minimum or no co-payments or out-of-pocket costs  
}
.

3.    Page 2, Lines 55 through 58 :    

             55          
{   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor encourage all

             56      insurance programs in the state of Utah to provide for breast cancer screening to include
             57      mammograms and other physician recommended screening tests, with minimum or no
             58      co-payments or out-of-pocket costs.  
}

        
        The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Mayne introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Craig Bickmore, American Cancer Society
            Kathyrn Rowley, Utah Department of Health
            Lisa Schnider, President, Susan G. Komen, Salt Lake City    
            Michael Siler, Director, Government Relations, American Cancer Society    
            Kelly Atkinson, citizen

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to pass S.C.R. 4 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to place S.C.R. 4 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.

S.J.R. 1    Alzheimer's State Plan Joint Resolution (Sen. K. Morgan)

Sen. Morgan introduced and explained the bill.



Spoke for the bill:    Nick Zullo, Program Director, Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association

MOTION:     Sen. Jones moved to pass S.J.R. 1 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

S.B. 127    Controlled Substances Prescriber Training (Sen. P. Jones)

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to replace S.B. 127 with 1st Sub. S.B. 127. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

Sen. Jones introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to pass 1st Sub. S.B. 127 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to place 1st Sub. S.B. 127 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

S.B. 131    Reauthorization of Utah Commission on Aging (Sen. P. Jones)

Sen. Jones introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Maureen Henry, Executive Director, Utah Commission on Aging
            
MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 131 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to place S.B. 131 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

Sen. Jones assumed the Chair.

S.B. 135    Sunset Reauthorization-human Services (Sen. A. Christensen)

Sen. Christensen introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    John Ortiz, Program Manager, Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services
            Charlie Luke, Executive Director, Utah Association of Community Services

MOTION:    Sen. Christensen moved to pass S.B. 135 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Sen. Christensen moved to place S.B. 135 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

MOTION:     Sen. Christensen moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

The meeting adjourned at 4:58 p.m.

Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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                 Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Committee Chair