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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building
February 21, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
Rep. LaVar Christensen, Vice Chair
Rep. Stewart Barlow
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
Rep. Brian M. Greene
Rep. Michael S. Kennedy
Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
Rep. Edward H. Redd
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary
Chair Ray called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m.
H.B. 135 Medical Malpractice Amendments (Rep. D. Sanpei)
Rep. Sanpei presented the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Kennedy moved to replace H.B. 135 with 1st Substitute H.B. 135, "Medical
Malpractice Amendments". The motion passed unanimously , with Rep.
Christensen, Rep. Cosgrove and Rep. Menlove absent for the vote.
favor of the bill: Mr Mark Brinton, Utah Medical Association
Mr. Charlie Thronson, Utah Association for Justice
Ms. Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association
MOTION: Rep. Greene moved to pass the bill out favorably, as substituted. The motion
H.B. 106 Medicaid Inspector General Amendments (Rep. R. Wilcox)
Rep. Wilcox presented the bill to the committee and distributed a handout.
Spoke to the bill: Mr. Lee Wycoff, Office of Inspector General
favor of the bill: Mr. John Schaff, Office of the State Auditor
Mr. Ron Bigelow
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houck proposed the following amendment:
2, Lines 46 through 50
(4) The inspector general:]
[(a) shall serve a term of two years; and]
[(b) may be removed by the
(5) If the inspector general is removed for cause, a new inspector general shall be
appointed, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve a two-year term.]
Following committee discussion, Rep. Chavez-Houck withdrew the motion.
MOTION: Rep. Greene moved to pass H.B. 106 out favorably. The motion passed
H.B. 315 Office of Inspector General of Medicaid Services Amendments (J. Dunnigan)
H.B. 141 Medicaid Emergency Room and Primary Care Amendments (M. Kennedy)
H.B. 109 Anesthesiologist Assistant Amendments (B. Dee)
MOTION: Rep. Redd moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Rep. Ray adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.
Rep. Paul Ray, Chair