Legislature(2013 - 2014)BUTROVICH 205

04/04/2014 01:30 PM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES


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01:36:54 PM Start
01:37:22 PM Confirmation Hearing
01:43:52 PM HB301
01:49:37 PM HCR18
01:58:44 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ HB 301 AUTOPSIES AND DEATH CERTIFICATES TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 301(HSS) Out of Committee
+ HCR 18 BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCR 18 Out of Committee
Confirmation Hearing of Governor's Appointments:
State Medical Board
Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled
            HCR 18-BABY-FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:49:37 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEDMAN announced the consideration of HCR 18.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:50:00 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE SHELLEY HUGHES,  Alaska State Legislature, Juneau,                                                               
Alaska,  sponsor of  HCR  18, explained  the  benefits of  breast                                                               
feeding,  which  include  health, mental  health,  and  financial                                                               
benefits.  She  said  the resolution  encourages,  but  does  not                                                               
mandate, hospitals  to obtain the "Baby  Friendly" designation by                                                               
implementing  ten   steps  to  successful  breast   feeding.  One                                                               
hospital   in  Alaska   currently  has   that  designation.   The                                                               
resolution will  promote breast feeding  within the  hospital and                                                               
after discharge.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
She  related  that three  of  the  top  eight health  issues  are                                                               
impacted  by  whether  a  child has  been  breast  fed;  obesity,                                                               
diabetes, and  cancer. Breast feeding  will free up  medical care                                                               
costs and  Medicaid dollars. The  societal benefits  are improved                                                               
health, mental health, and environmental health.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
1:54:23 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEDMAN noted one zero fiscal note.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR MICCICHE said he thought the vote would be unanimous.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN opened public testimony.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
1:55:22 PM                                                                                                                    
JENNIFER   AIST,  Manager,   Outpatient  Clinics   and  Services,                                                               
Children's  Hospital at  Providence Hospital,  Anchorage, Alaska,                                                               
testified in  support of  HCR 18. She  added other  benefits from                                                               
breast feeding including  increased IQ's of children.  She said 9                                                               
out  of 10  moms breast  feed, but  many are  not getting  proper                                                               
support and care.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
She said the Baby Friendly  initiative was developed by the World                                                               
Health  Organization and  is  evidence-based.  Providence is  the                                                               
only Baby  Friendly designated hospital in  Alaska. She concluded                                                               
that breast feeding  babies is the most  simple, effective method                                                               
of  reducing  medical costs  and  improving  health. She  thanked                                                               
Representative Hughes for sponsoring the resolution.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
1:58:11 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  MICCICHE moved  to  report HCR  18  from committee  with                                                               
individual recommendations and attached fiscal note.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR STEDMAN announced that without objection, HCR 18 is                                                                       
reported from the Senate Health and Social Services Standing                                                                    
Committee.                                                                                                                      

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 301 ver. C.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
CSHB 301(HSS) ver. Y.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 changes 28-LS1196 C to Y.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 Fiscal Note #1 - DHSS.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 Sponsor Statement 28-LS1196 Y.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 Sectional Summary.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 Info Document - CURRENT Authorization for Release of Remains form.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HB 301 Info Document - FORMER Authorization for Release of Remains form.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HB 301
HCR 18 Ver O.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18-1-2-031714-HSS-N.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Sponsor Statement.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Documents - Diabetes-Alert-Day-3 24 14.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Documents - Letter Jessica Cler_Planned Parenthood.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Documents - Letter Karen White_Bartlett Regional Hospital.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Doucment - 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Documents - Letter Karen Perdue ASHNHA.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18
HCR 18 Supporting Documents - Letter Jennifer Aist_Providence Childrens Hospital.pdf SHSS 4/4/2014 1:30:00 PM
HCR 18