Legislature(2011 - 2012)BUTROVICH 205

04/09/2012 01:30 PM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES


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01:33:51 PM Start
01:35:34 PM HB310
01:52:04 PM Presentation: Alaska Ehealth Network
02:17:25 PM HB218
02:46:12 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 310 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 310(FIN) Out of Committee
+ HB 218 PRESCRIPTION DRUG SPECIALTY TIERS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 218(L&C) Out of Committee
+ Confirmation of Governor's Appointment TELECONFERENCED
Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives
Deborah Schneider - Wasilla
+ Presentation - Hawaii-Alaska Health Information TELECONFERENCED
Management System Society: Bill Sorrells,
Chapter President
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
               HB 310-STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:35:34 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR DAVIS announced  that the first order of  business would be                                                               
HB 310. She recognized Senator Giessel in attendance.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR EGAN noted that CSHB  310(FIN), version I, was before the                                                               
committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  BOB  HERRON, sponsor  of  HB  310, presented  the                                                               
bill.  He thanked  several people  for  their work  on the  bill,                                                               
including Senators Giessel and Olson.  He related that the Alaska                                                               
Immunization  Program  was  once  under the  watch  of  the  late                                                               
Senator  Ted Stevens.  In 2010  federal  monies for  immunization                                                               
dropped from $4.3  million to $700,000. He said it  was time that                                                               
Alaskans  figure  out how  to  run  a fully  funded  immunization                                                               
program. He related that SB 144  is just a temporary act and over                                                               
the  next  few years  the  legislature  will  figure out  how  to                                                               
provide  an  immunization program  for  Alaska.  The Health  Care                                                               
Commission does not  endorse any legislation, but  does support a                                                               
program for immunization for disease prevention.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He pointed  out that the  legislation does not affect  a family's                                                               
choice to not vaccinate their children.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:38:53 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR EGAN noted there was an attached fiscal note.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MEYER recalled hearing SB  144 previously and wondered if                                                               
HB 310 was different.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE HERRON explained that  both bills were once nearly                                                               
identical.  The House  Finance  version [I]  includes  a list  of                                                               
school-required vaccines  plus, on page 3,  line 5, meningococcal                                                               
rotavirus,  influenza,  and  pneumococcal vaccines,  as  well  as                                                               
zoster,  or shingles,  on line  8. Lines  9 through  15 give  the                                                               
responsibility  and  the authority  to  the  commissioner to  add                                                               
vaccines  or  subtract vaccines  based  upon  criteria. Lines  16                                                               
through  20  provide  that  if there  is  scientific  evidence  a                                                               
vaccine can be  subtracted.  Lines 19 and 20  provide that if the                                                               
revenue  stream  declines,  vaccines  can  be  dropped  from  the                                                               
recommended list. He  noted that the bill passed the  House 37 to                                                               
0.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:41:48 PM                                                                                                                    
WARD  HURLBURT,  M.D.,  Director,   Division  of  Public  Health,                                                               
Department of  Health and Social  Services, testified  during the                                                               
hearing of  HB 310. He noted  that there have been  more than 600                                                               
cases  of whooping  cough in  Washington  State and  about 35  in                                                               
Idaho. The  funding from the  bill will enable Alaska  to protect                                                               
the  25  percent  of  children   for  whom  there  are  no  other                                                               
resources, which will, in turn, protect the whole population.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
1:43:03 PM                                                                                                                    
GEORGE RHYNEER,  M.D., Alaska Physicians and  Surgeons, testified                                                               
in support  of HB 310.  He emphasized  that the bill  provides so                                                               
much for so little. He  called it an extremely cost-effective way                                                               
of improving  the health of Alaskans  and it is the  humane thing                                                               
to do.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MARIE DARLIN, AARP,  testified in support of SB 310.  She noted a                                                               
letter of support  by AARP. She discussed how important  it is to                                                               
have  free immunizations  for older  citizens. She  mentioned the                                                               
large number of grandparents who  are raising their grandchildren                                                               
and the importance of vaccinating their grandchildren.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:46:59 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  DAVIS noted  that the  committee  heard Senator  Giessel's                                                               
companion bill to HB 310.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
She closed public testimony.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  EGAN moved  to  report CSHB  310(FIN),  version I,  from                                                               
committee  with  individual   recommendations  and  the  attached                                                               
fiscal  note.  There  being  no   objection,  CSHB  310(FIN)  was                                                               
reported  from the  Senate Health  and  Social Services  Standing                                                               
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
CSHB 310 Bill.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
CS HB 310 sponsor statement.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
CS HB310 sectional summary.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
HB310 Epidemiology Summary.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
HB310 DHSSdph Epidemiology Bulletin 2010 10 19.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
14 - HB 310 support letter APCA.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
13 - HB 310 support letter PremeraBCBS.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
12 - HB 310 support letter March of Dimes.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
11 - HB 310 support letter Providence Alaska Medical Center.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
10 - HB 310 support letter AARP.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
HB310 - Alaska Health Care Commission 2011 Report exerpt.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 310
HB218 ver B.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Sponsor Statement.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Sectional summary.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Fiscal Note-DCCED-INS-02-24-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
Specialty-Tiering-Leave-Behind-(7 7 09)1.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
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HB218 Supporting Documents- Leg Research on Tier Drugs 3-9-2012.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Supporting Documents-Article Advocates for Responsible Care Specailty Tier Explanation.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Supporting Documents-Letter Barbara Jones 2-28-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Supporting Documents-State of California Assembly AB 310 Fact Sheet Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Specialy Tier Drug.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Opposing Documents-Letter Premera 3-16-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Opposing Documents-Letter Premera 3-14-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Opposing Documents-Letter Premera 3-13-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HB218 Opposing Documents-Letter Medco 3-15-12.pdf SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
HB 218
HIMSS_SOA.pptx SHSS 4/9/2012 1:30:00 PM
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