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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 18, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 2:10 PM

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

 

-                                   Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   Vermont Medical Society Advocacy Day

Testimony on workforce solutions

Michael Rousse, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

Nate White, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

Nick Bonenfont, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

Cole Nygard, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

Patrick Duff, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

Whitney Sevey, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

Hillary Anderson, MD, Pediatric Resident, Vermont Medical Society

 

-                                   Break

 

2:20 PM                   H. 723 - An act relating to health insurance coverage for store-and-forward telemedicine

Final mark-up and possible vote

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare

Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Jennifer Carbee, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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

James Feehan, Lobbyist, Vermont State Dental Society

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Delta Dental Plan of Vermont, Inc.

Helen Labun, Director, Vermont Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

 

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

9:00 AM                   Health Care Workforce

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

Mary Val Palumbo, Professor and Director of Interprofessional Education, College of Nursing and Health Services, University of Vermont, AHEC Nurse Workforce Initiatives

Deb Snell, RN, President, Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (VFNHP), President, AFT Vermont

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

Meredith Roberts, RN, PhD, Executive Director, American Nurses Association Vermont

 

11:25 AM                   Break

 

11:40 AM                   Health Care Affordability

 

12:08 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

2:35 PM                   Health Care Workforce

Joyce Judy, President, Community College of Vermont

Patricia Moulton, President, Vermont Technical College

Sarah Billings-Berg, DC, DNP, RN, CNE, Associate Dean of Nursing, Vermont Technical College

Karen Scolforo, President, Castleton University

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

 

4:10 PM                   Adjourn

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

9:00 AM                   H. 742 - An act relating to grants for emergency medical personnel training

Drew Hazelton, Chief of Operations, Rescue Inc.; Chair, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee

 

9:45 AM                   Health Care Workforce

Elizabeth Cote, Director, Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program, University of Vermont

 

10:30 AM                   Election of Trustees to the Vermont State Colleges

Joint Assembly

 

- after the Joint Assembly                   Health Care Workforce

Margaret Robinson, Chief, Public Health Nursing, Department of Health - Phone

Kelly Dougherty, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health - Phone

 

-                                   Committee Discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

8:30 AM                   Health Care Workforce

Marilyn Cargill, Vice President, Financial Aid Services, Marketing and Research, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation - Phone

Laura Pelosi, Member, Rural Health Services Task Force

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

 

9:30 AM                   House Floor

 

-  after the floor                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

 

11:30 AM                   Health Care Workforce

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

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

 

12:00 PM                   Lunch

 

1:20 PM                   Committee Discussion

 

1:30 PM                   H. 742 - An act relating to grants for emergency medical personnel training

Shayla Livingston, Public Health Policy Advisor, Department of Health - Phone

Dan Batsie, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief, Vermont Department of Health - Phone

James Feehan, Lobbyist, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

 

-                                   Governor's FY2021 Proposed Budget

Committee discussion

 

-                                   Adjourn

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring five 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