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MINUTES OF THE SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    STANDING COMMITTEE
ROOM 250
STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX
FEBRUARY 29 , 2012

Members Present:        Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Chair
                Sen. Patricia W. Jones
                Sen. Mark B. Madsen
                Sen. Stuart C. Reid
                Sen. Luz Robles
    
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 8:10 AM.

MOTION:    Sen. Reid moved to approve the minutes of February 27, 2012. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

S.B. 202    Dentist Practice Act Amendments (Sen. J. S. Adams)
    
Sen. Adams introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to replace S.B. 202 with 2nd Sub. S.B. 202. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to amend 2nd Sub. S.B. 202 as follows:

1.    Page 5, Lines 138 through 139 :    

             138          (b) provides
  :

    (i)  
a certificate of successful completion of an advanced educational program

             139      in a specialty area that is two or more years in length;
  and

    (ii) proof that the applicant passed Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examinations or its equivalent as determined by the Board of Dentistry;  


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

Spoke for the bill:    Monte Thompson, Executive Director, Utah Dental Association

MOTION:    Sen. Reid moved to pass 2nd Sub. S.B. 202 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen and Sen. Robles absent for the vote.



S.B. 276    Cigarette Amendments (Sen. W. Niederhauser)

This bill was not heard. It was moved to another committee 2-28-2012.

S.B. 283    Municipal Election Modifications (Sen. C. Bramble)

Sen. Bramble introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to pass S.B. 283 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Sen. Madsen absent for the vote.

H.B. 125    Access to Dental Health Care (Rep. T. Cosgrove)

Rep. Cosgrove introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Dr. Steven Steed, Dental Director, Utah Oral Health Program
            Mr. David Squire, Chair, Utah Oral Health Coalition

MOTION:    Sen. Jones moved to pass H.B. 125 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

2nd Sub. H.B. 144    Health System Reform Amendments (Rep. J. Dunnigan)
    

Rep. Dunnigan introduced and explained the bill.

Spoke for the bill:    Vaughn Holbrook, Director Health of Information Collaboration, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to pass 2nd Sub. H.B. 144 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

2nd Sub. H.B. 76    Pharmacy Audit Rights (Rep. E. Vickers)

This bill was not heard.

H.B. 319    Provision of Information to Parents of Children in State Custody (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced and explained the bill.

MOTION:
    Sen. Reid moved to pass H.B. 319 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Sen. Robles moved to place H.B. 319 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously.


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


This bill was not heard.

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 AM.


Minutes reported by Karen C. Allred, Secretary.





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                    Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Committee Chair