MN Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy

Last week, CCHF fought hard to stop SF 1575 (Sen. Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake) - a bill to remove patient consent requirements in the Minnesota Health Records Act. 

Twila Brase, president and cofounder of CCHF, testified against the bill along with David Feinwachs and Rich Neumeister. These three testifiers reitterated that patients - not third parties - should be in control of their personal information. After more than an hour of testimony and committee discussion, the bill to remove consent requirements was "Tabled" - meaning the bill was stopped and would not receive a vote.

Please thank Senators Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) and Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) for their strong opposition to removing patient privacy and patient consent requirements.

The hearing was not broadcasted, but we recorded it and put it online. To watch the committee hearing, follow this link: 

(Twila begins testifying roughly 13-minutes into the video. See the video description for other important "minute-markers.")

You can also take action now. CLICK HERE TO SIGN the petition to the MN Legislature and Governor Walz to protect our strong patient consent requirements.