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  • Rep. William J. Lippert, Chair
  • Rep. Anne B. Donahue, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Lori Houghton, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Annmarie Christensen, Clerk
  • Rep. Brian Cina
  • Rep. Mari Cordes
  • Rep. David Durfee
  • Rep. Benjamin Jickling
  • Rep. Woodman Page
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Brian Smith

House Committee on Health Care




Room 45

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Last Updated 3/26/2019 1:48 PM


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

10:00 AM                   House Floor


-                                   Caucuses and Lunch


3:45 PM                   Discuss Senate Bills that Might be Referred to Committee

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council


-                                   Adjourn


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:30 AM                   All-Payer Model

Background and status update

Ena Backus, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Human Services


-                                   Break


-                                   All-Payer Model

Continue testimony

Susan Barrett, J.D., Executive Director, Green Mountain Care Board

Michael Barber, General Counsel, Green Mountain Care Board


11:45 AM                   Childrens Inpatient Update

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health - Phone


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


Thursday, March 21, 2019

9:00 AM                   Secure Recovery Residence Proposal (Middlesex)

Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Chair, House Committee on Corrections and Institutions

Claudio Fort, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Jeffrey McKee, Psy.D., VP, Community & Behavioral Health Services, Rutland Regional Medical Center

Richard Courcelle, Chief Executive Officer, Rutland Mental Health Services


10:10 AM                   Break


10:30 AM                   Secure Recovery Residence Proposal (Middlesex)

Continued testimony and committee discussion

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   House Floor


4:00 PM                   Circles of Support and Accountability

Optional - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - The committee is invited to attend a screening of Coming Home, a new documentary by Bess O'Brien about Vermont's COSA (Circles of Support and Accountability), followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and Coming Home participants.  The event will be held in the Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State Street, Montpelier.


4:30 PM                   Secure Recovery Residence Proposal (Middlesex)

Committee discussion


5:00 PM                   Adjourn


Friday, March 22, 2019

9:30 AM                   House Floor


15 min. after floor                   Secure Recovery Residence Proposal (Middlesex)

Committee discussion

Conor Kennedy, Agency of Human Services

Nick Sherman, Lobbyist, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Mental Health Services


-                                   Adjourn


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 10 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.


If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Demis Martin at 828-2264 or demis@leg.state.vt.us