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Health and Human Services Committee

The Health and Human Services Committee is required to confirm gubernatorial appointees to a variety of state boards and commissions.

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the following confirmation hearings will take place May 27 and 29, with appointees participating via teleconference.

Wednesday May 27, 9:00 a.m.:
Marty Fattig, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Lynette Kramer, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Jessye Goertz, Rural Health Advisory Commission
April Dexter, Rural Health Advisory Commission 

Friday, May 29th, 2:00 p.m.:
Ben Iske, Rural Health Advisory Commission
Dr. Sandra Torres, Rural Health Advisory Commission

Friday, May 29th, 2:30 p.m.:
Dr. Rui Yi, Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee
Daniel Rosenthal, State Board of Health
Carolyn Petersen, Board of EMS

A link will be provided on the day of each hearing so that the public may observe the proceedings. Comments regarding appointments may be sent via email to the committee clerk Sherry Shaffer no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony regarding the appointments will be allowed at a later date, to be announced.

January 4th, 2017

The Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:

  • Public Health Areas
    • hospitals; nursing homes; homes for the aged; health facilities; long-term care; certificate of need
    • mental health regions; alcoholism and drug programs
    • professional and occupational licensing; boards
    • medical assistance
    • emergency medical care; services; ambulances
    • human remains
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • children; diseases; maternal and infant care
    • environmental health; Radiation Control Act; Asbestos Control Act
    • vital statistics; rural and local health; generic drugs
  • Social Services and Public Assistance
    • public assistance
    • children; foster care; child care; support; placement
    • aging
    • community action agencies
    • behavioral health
    • Early Intervention Act
    • blind and visually impaired
    • developmental disabilities
    • deaf and hard of hearing

During session, the Health and Human Services Committee meets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Room 1510 on the 1st Floor of the Capitol.

Committee Members
  • Sen. John Arch, Chairperson
  • Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh
  • Sen. Jen Day
  • Sen. Ben Hansen
  • Sen. Dave Murman
  • Sen. Lynne Walz
  • Sen. Matt Williams
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