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Minutes for SB68 - Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Short Title

Enacting the Kansas lay caregiver act.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Scott Abbot, Staff Revisor, explained SB 68 to the committee.

Proponents:

Senator Petersen, (Attachment 1), spoke as a proponent to SB 68 and responded to questions from the committee.

John Federico, AARP, (Attachment 2), presented testimony in favor of SB 68.

Dr. Maren Turner, Director, AARP Kansas, (Attachment 3), offered testimony in support of SB 68.

Judy Davis-Cole, AARP, volunteer, (Attachment 4), gave testimony to the committee in favor of SB 68.

Mitzi McFatrick, Kansas Advocates for Better Care, (Attachment 5), presented testimony in support of SB 68.

James Covel, Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas, (Attachment 6), spoke as a proponent to SB 68.

Eileen McGivern, Community Initiatives & Wellness at Brewster, (Attachment 7), offered testimony in support of SB 68.

Conferees responded to questions by the Committee

Written Proponents:

Cindy Luxem, Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Center for Assisted Living, (Attachment 8)

Opponents:

Deborah Stern, Kansas Hospital Association. (Attachment 9)

Judy Hodgson, Rice County Community Healthcare. (Attachment 10)

Carrie Saia, Holton Community Hospital. (Attachment 11)

Written Opponent:

Hannah Schowendaler, Sheridan County Health Complex (Attachment 12)

Conferees responded to all questions by the Committee

The hearing on SB 68 was closed.