Legislature(1999 - 2000)

05/04/1999 03:00 PM House HES

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         HOUSE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL                                                                                     
            SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                                         
                    May 4, 1999                                                                                                 
                     3:00 p.m.                                                                                                  
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                              
ALASKA STATE HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME REPORT ON THE "ALASKA                                                                    
HEALTHCARE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT"                                                                                       
99-49, SIDE A                                                                                                                   
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                   
CO-CHAIRMAN DYSON called the House Health, Education and Social                                                                 
Services Standing Committee meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.                                                                       
Committee members present were Representatives Dyson, Coghill,                                                                  
Whitaker, Morgan, Brice and Kemplen.                                                                                            
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION                                                                                                          
LARAINE DERR, Director, Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home                                                                  
Association, explained the background to the Alaska Healthcare                                                                  
Work Force Development Summit and talked about their action                                                                     
DENNIS MURRAY, Administrator, Heritage Place, Soldotna, testified                                                               
via teleconference from the Kenai Legislative Information Office                                                                
and explained where they go from the Summit.  They are working                                                                  
with the University of Alaska to train nurses since there is a                                                                  
shortage of nurses.                                                                                                             
CAROLYN KEIL, Project Director, Alaska Colleagues in Caring,                                                                    
testified via teleconference from Anchorage and explained                                                                       
strategies for dealing with the shortage of nurses.  [Ms. Keil's                                                                
testimony is actually on Tape 99-50, Side A, Number 1888.]                                                                      
COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                                
The committee took no action.                                                                                                   
CO-CHAIRMAN DYSON concluded this portion of the meeting to take                                                                 
up HB 213.  [Minutes for that bill are found in the 3:25 p.m.                                                                   
minutes for the same date.]                                                                                                     
NOTE:  The meeting was recorded and handwritten log notes were                                                                  
taken.  A copy of the tape and log notes may be obtained by                                                                     
contacting the House Records Office at 130 Seward Street, Suite                                                                 
211, Juneau, Alaska  99801-1182, (907) 465-2214, and after                                                                      
adjournment of the second session of the Twenty-first Alaska                                                                    
State Legislature, in the Legislative Reference Library.                                                                        

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