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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
25 House Building, Utah State Capitol Complex
February 12, 2014
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. Edward H. Redd
Members Absent: Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
Staff Present: Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes
Chair Ray called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Barlow moved to approve the minutes of February 11, 2014. The motion
passed unanimously with Rep. Cosgrove absent for the vote.
H.J.R. 14 Joint Resolution on Caregiving (Rep. R. Chavez-Houck)
Rep. Chavez-Houck explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Danny Harris,
The following handouts were distributed: AARP: Valuing the Invaluable
David Eccles School of Business: UTAH Legislative
Spoke for the bill: Ms. Carol Jensen, AARP
Ms. Lynn Long, Danlong Professional Caregivers
Mr. Scott McBeth, Salt Lake County Aging Services
Ms. Kris Fawson, Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
Mr. Andrew Riggle, Disability Law Center, Government Affairs
MOTION: Rep. Cosgrove moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
Vice Chair Christensen assumed the chair.
H.B. 114 Mail-order Wholesale Drug Amendments (Rep. S. Barlow)
Rep. Barlow explained the bill to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
unanimously with Rep. Ray absent for the vote.
H.B. 119 Opiate Overdose Emergency Treatment (Rep. C. Moss)
Rep. Moss explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Dr. Christopher Stock,
clinical pharmacy specialist, VA Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Stock circulated opiate safeguard
kits to the committee. HB 119 Opiate Overdose Emergency Treatment was distributed as a
Weber State University School of Nursing distributed a handout.
Spoke to the bill: Sen. Brian Shiozawa, Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Melissa Brewster, clinical pharmacist
Mr. Mark Brinton, UMA, general counsel
Dr. Katie Carlson, psychiatrist, director, Outpatient Recovery Services,
University of Utah
Spoke for the bill: Ms. Sandra Kresser, parent, officer, Advocates for the Reform of
Ms. MaryJo McMillen, executive director, Utah Support Advocates for
Mr. Zach Baker, executive director, Harm Reduction Project
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed
MOTION: Rep. Ray moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Christensen adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Paul Ray, Chair