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Senate Committee on Health and Welfare (Room 17)

The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare has jurisdiction over matters relating to the preservation of health, old age assistance, and social and economic security.

Meeting Record Print

Thursday, February 1, 2018
8:30 AM

Governor's Proposed FY2019 Budget

  • Mark Levine, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health
  • Paul Daley, Financial Director, Vermont Department of Health
  • Anna Swenson, Financial Manager, Vermont Department of Health
9:00 AM

S.280 - An act relating to the Advisory Council on Child Poverty and Strengthening Families

Discussion and Vote

  • Senator Debbie Ingram, Sponsor
  • Kenneth Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families
  • Karen Lafayette, Lobbyist, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
9:30 AM

S.70 - An act relating to the nutritional requirements for children’s meals

  • Senator Alison Clarkson
  • Tina Zuk, Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
  • Hillary Caron, Senior Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Dr. Francisco Corbalan, Pediatrician, Porter Pediatric Primary Care
  • Dr. Farryl Bertmann, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Food and Science Department, UVM
  • Dr. Jean Welsh, Emory University
  • Dr. Lynn Blevins, Physician and Professor, Williston, VT
10:15 AM

DVHA Acupuncture Pilot

  • Scott Strenio, Medical Director, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Robert Davis, Principle Investigator, Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in the Vermont Medicaid Population study, Acupuncture Vermont
  • Jon Porter MD, Medical Director Complex Pain Management, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Susan Gretkowski, Senior Government Affairs Strategist, MVP Healthcare
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
11:15 AM

S.103 - An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous materials

Further Testimony, Mark-up and Vote

  • Michael O'Grady, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

Senate Floor