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  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Chair
  • Sen. Ruth Hardy, Vice Chair
  • Sen. Ann Cummings
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
  • Sen. Joshua Terenzini, Clerk

Senate Committee on Health and Welfare

 

AGENDA

 

Zoom

January 11, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Last Updated 1/14/2022 3:31 PM

 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are livestreamed at https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/streaming/senate-health-and-welfare.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

9:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

10 Minutes after Floor                   H. 265 - An act relating to the Office of the Child, Youth, and Family Advocate

Introduction by sponsors, walk-through by counsel and joint fiscal

Rep. Daniel Noyes, Sponsor

Rep. Kelly Pajala, Sponsor

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

 

-                                   Child Protection Oversight Report

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 74 - An act relating to modifications to Vermont’s patient choice at end of life laws

Diana Barnard, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, UVMHN Porter Medical Center

Betsy Walkerman, Patient Choices Vermont

Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General's Office

Kim Callinan, Compassion & Choices

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

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

 

10:00 AM                   S. 91 - An act relating to Parent Child Center Network

Miranda Gray, Deputy Commissioner, Child Development Division, Department for Children and Families

Donna Bailey, Director, Addison County Parent Child Center

Margot Holmes, Executive Director, Springfield Area Parent Child Center

Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Action Circles

 

11:00 AM                   Covid Issues

Sen. Becca Balint, President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Dr. Timothy Lahey, MD, Infectious Disease Expert, UVM Medical Center

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

9:00 AM                   Act 6

Joint meeting with the House Committee on Health Care. Discussion of extension of provisions of Act 6.

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

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

Kevin Mullin, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

 

-                                   Act 21 and Telehealth

Joint meeting with the House Committee on Health Care cont.

David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice

Lauren Hibbert, Director, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office

Rebecca Copans, Government and Media Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

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

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society

 

1:00 PM                   FLOOR

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

9:00 AM                   S. 74 - An act relating to modifications to Vermont’s patient choice at end of life laws

Mary Beerworth, Executive  Director, Vermont Right to Life

 

9:10 AM                   22-0550 - An act relating to a statewide mask requirement

Proposal, discussion and mark-up

Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

 

10:30 AM                   22-0550 - An act relating to a statewide mask requirement

Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health

Patsy Kelso, Ph.D., State Epidemiologist for Environmental Health, Department of Health

 

-                                   Committee  Discussion

 

11:30 AM                   FLOOR

 

After Floor                         22-0550 - An act relating to a statewide mask requirement

 

ATTENTION WITNESSES

 

Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Aaron DeNamur at adenamur@leg.state.vt.us