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House of Representatives
  • 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. Woodman Page
  • Rep. Peter Reed
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Brian Smith

House Committee on Health Care

 

AGENDA

 

Room 45

February 11, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/14/2020 1:18 PM

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   Vermont Retail Druggists - Pharmacy Pricing

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists

 

10:15 AM                   Break

 

10:30 AM                   Insulin and 340B Pricing

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists

 

11:15 AM                   Pharmacist Prescribing Authority

Lauren Bode, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Phone

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Office of the Secretary of State

Jeff Hochberg, President, Vermont Retail Druggists

Carrie Phillips, Executive Officer, Vermont Board of Pharmacy

 

11:45 AM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

- 10 minutes after the floor                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Department of Mental Health

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

Alison Krompf, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health

Laurel Omland, Director, Children and Families Unit, Department of Mental Health

 

2:40 PM                   Break

 

2:50 PM                   Mental Health Residential Report

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Shannon Thompson, Financial Director, Department of Mental Health

 

-                                   Mental Health Report, Vision 2030:  A 10-Year Plan for an Integrated and Holistic System of Care

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:00 AM                   Suicide Prevention Efforts in Vermont

Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Alison Krompf, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Mental Health

Mourning Fox, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Mental Health

Sara Barry, Chief Operating Officer, OneCare Vermont

 

-                                   Break

 

10:55 AM                   Suicide Prevention Efforts in Vermont

JoEllen Tarallo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Health and Learning

 

11:10 AM                   Suicide Prevention Across the Lifespan

Steve Broer, M.D., Director, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Michael Hartman, M.D., Behavioral Health Director, Lamoille County Mental Health Services

Meghan Snitkin, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, White River Junction

Joe Smith, Veteran with Lived Experience

Charles Gurney, Substance Use and Aging Coordinator, Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living

Casey Doerner, Health Systems Educator and Wellness Nurse Lead, Support and Services at Home (SASH)

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

- 15 minutes after the floor                   H. 438 - An act relating to the Board of Medical Practice and the licensure of physicians and podiatrists

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

-                                   H. 728 - An act relating to the miscellaneous changes affecting the duties of the Department of Vermont Health Access

Walk-through

Nissa James, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Michael Fisher, Chief Health Care Advocate, Office of the Health Care Advocate, Vermont Legal Aid

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

4:15 PM                   Adjourn

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

11:05 AM                   H. 723 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for store-and-forward telemedicine

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Todd Young, Director of Telehealth Services, University of Vermont Health Network

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

 

12:05 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring seven 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 or comments, please contact

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