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ROOM 250
FEBRUARY 22 , 2012

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

Member Excused:        Sen. Stuart C. Reid

Member Absent:        Sen. Mark B. Madsen
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.

Sen. Christensen called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M.

S.B. 202    Dentist Practice Act Amendments (Sen. J. S. Adams)

Sen. Christensen announced that this bill would not be heard today.

S.B. 208    Healthcare Compact (Sen. J. S. Adams)

Sen. Christensen announced that this bill would not be heard today.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to approve the minutes of February 17, 2012. The motion passed unanimously.

S.J.R. 21    Joint Resolution Recognizing Pregnancy Care Centers (Sen. J. S. Adams)

Sen. Adams introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Gayle Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to pass S.J.R. 21 out of committee favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

S.B. 40    Medical and Osteopathic Practice Act Amendments (Sen. P. Knudson)
MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to replace S.B. 40 with 1st Sub. S.B. 40. The motion passed unanimously.

Sen. Knudson introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:        Dr. Douglas Whoseth, Director, Utah Dermatology Society
                Michelle McOmber, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Medical Association
                Dr. Trent C. Jones, Plastic Surgeon
Spoke against the bill:    Dr. Paul Harrison, Dermatologist, The Coalition to Protect Patient's Rights
                Candace Daly, Utah Beauty School Owners Association; Utah Podiatric Medical Association; and Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association
                Brenda Scharman, Utah Beauty School Owners Association
                Carrie Brinton, Business Owner, Med Spa Industry
                Lew Wheelright, Chiropractor; Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association
                Mac Haddow, UpStream Consulting

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to go on to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed with Sen. Christensen voting in opposition.

S.B. 267    Tribal Health Information (Sen. K. Van Tassell)

Sen. Van Tassel introduced and explain the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to pass S.B. 267 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to place S.B. 267 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.    

MOTION:     Sen. moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 9:49 A.M.

Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.

                    Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Committee Chair