Legislature(1993 - 1994)

03/14/1994 03:00 PM HES

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  Number 916                                                                   
  CHAIR BUNDE brought HB 356 to the table.                                     
  HB 356 - LIVING WILLS AND DNR ORDERS                                         
  CHAIR BUNDE indicated that Rep. Toohey was the prime sponsor                 
  of the bill which had been before the committee previously                   
  and asked for further discussion.                                            
  REP. CYNTHIA TOOHEY indicated that the questions and                         
  concerns submitted by CRAIG LEWIS, Executive Director of                     
  Interior Region Emergency Medical Services Council (IREMSC),                 
  had been addressed.  She further indicated that legal                        
  services felt that the legislation was "on the mark" and all                 
  relevant concerns were addressed in the legislation.                         
  CHAIR BUNDE asked if there was any additional public                         
  testimony for HB 356.  There was none.                                       
  REP. OLBERG asked what became of the recommended changes by                  
  Mr. Lewis.                                                                   
  REP. TOOHEY indicated that the recommendations were not                      
  accepted.  She said MARK JOHNSON from the Division of Public                 
  Health and representatives of the Division of Legal Services                 
  addressed the concerns and decided that they were not valid.                 
  Number 972                                                                   
  MARK JOHNSON, Chief of the Emergency Medical Services                        
  Section, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and                 
  Social Services, testified on HB 356.  He stated that he had                 
  spoken with Mr. Lewis that morning and indicated that he had                 
  agreed to withdraw all of his objections on the bill.  He                    
  said that it was agreed that some of Mr. Lewis' concerns                     
  would be addressed in the process of regulation and                          
  CHAIR BUNDE asked for further discussion.  Hearing none, he                  
  then asked the pleasure of the committee.                                    
  REP. B. DAVIS made a motion to move HB 356 out of committee                  
  with individual recommendations and accompanying fiscal                      
  Number 993                                                                   
  CHAIR BUNDE asked if there were any objections.  There being                 
  none, Chair Bunde declared that HB 356 was so moved.                         

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