CCHC Photo Gets Quick Response from Governor's Office

On Friday, May 28, approximately 45 minutes after the Citizens' Council on Health Care (CCHC) placed online a photo of the May 13 delivery of citizen petitions to the Governor's office -- and notified the Office of the Governor about the photo -- a representative of the Governor's office called CCHC's president, Twila Brase.

Disturbing Discovery in the Governor's Office

"Just to verify, I asked Heidi if the Governor had seen the stack of citizen petitions we brought in 2 weeks ago. With a look of uncertainty, she said she didn't know. So I asked her, 'Where are the petitions?' Amazingly, she didn't know that either. But she said they didn't come to her and suggested they may have been sent to Constituent Services," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

CHC has advice for Governor on how to proceed with "best practices" bill

CCHC Delivers First Set of Citizen Petitions to MN Governor and Legislative Leadership

"Government Should Not Direct the Practice of Medicine," Say Panel of MN Physicians and Business Owners

MN House Refuses to Stop "State Cookbook of Medicine"

Physicians Oppose "Best Practices" Legislation

"We are pleased to say that over 100 physicians have already stepped forward to say that this is wrong. It's wrong for the State to get into the practice of medicine. It's wrong for government to interfere with the patient-doctor relationship. And it's wrong to violate the confidentiality of patient medical records," said Twila Brase, president of CCHC.


The CCHC position paper discussed six concerns regarding the "best practices" initiative in House File 1681, the MN Health Care Cost Containment Act authored by Rep. Bradley.

MN House Adds Amendments to Protect Patient Consent and Patient Privacy

With testimony from Citizens' Council on Health Care, two amendments to protect the privacy and informed consent rights of patients were added to the House Omnibus Data Practices Bill this afternoon in the Civil Law Committee.

Birth Defects Database: CCHC to testify against creating a state database of the disabled

Senator Sheila Kiscaden (I-Rochester) is bringing a birth defects information system proposal to the Senate Health and Family Security Committee for debate and deliberation this evening.