Legislation

At The Table – January 28, 2019

Congressman Phillips Tours Two Medical Alley Association Members On Tuesday morning, January 22, Medial Alley Association had the pleasure of joining Congressman Dean Philips from Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district and Mayor Jeff Lunde of Brooklyn Park to tour Medical Alley companies. The morning started off at Olympus Surgical Technologies America. Medical Alley Association was able […]

May 9, 2018: Capitol News

Minnesota Legislative Update Step Therapy Protocol and Override (HF3196 – Rep. Fenton, Sen. Utke) passes off House Floor unanimously The Minnesota House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill – HF3196 (Fenton) – establishing step therapy protocol and override for prescription drugs on Monday afternoon. Medical Alley Association is a member of the coalition in support […]

Medical Alley Companies Address Opioid Emergency

On October 2nd, the Medical Alley Association brought together member companies Atricure, Boston Scientific, Smiths Medical, and Spinethera with members of the state legislature for a roundtable discussion on non-opioid alternatives for pain management. The roundtable was hosted by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and gave the legislators a chance to see a variety of […]

Department of Employment and Economic Development presents in both the House and Senate

Earlier this week the Department of Employment and Economic Development presented an Agency overview to the Jobs Committees in both the House and the Senate.  Of note, DEED stressed the importance of the Minnesota Investment Fund and Job Creation Fund in spurring economic development in the state.  Both incentives were stripped from the budget at […]

Federal News

Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation Again Takes the Lead on Repealing the Medical Device Tax After leading the passage of a 2-year suspension of the ACA’s medical device tax, Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation is delivering unified leadership on securing full repeal in 2017. In the U.S. House, Erik Paulsen (MN-3) has introduced HR 184, The Protect Medical Innovation Act of […]

Congressman Paulsen Opens 115th Congress with Device Tax Repeal Bill

As his first initiative of the 115th Congress, Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) has introduced legislation that would permanently repeal the medical device tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax included in President Obama’s health care law that applies to the sale of medical device products. Similar legislation was introduced by […]

Hearings of Interest

March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM – Committee on State and Local Government Chair: Sen Patricia Torres Ray Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg. Agenda: S.F. 2558  –  Sieben  –  Family and medical leave benefit insurance program; wage tax imposition; rulemaking; account creation; appropriation. March 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM –  Commerce and Regulatory Reform Chair: Rep. Joe Hoppe Room: […]

Senator Al Franken (D- MN) has co-sponsored a bill known as “The Device Act” that will help to ensure patients are able to benefit from new medical devices in as timely a manner as possible without sacrificing patient safety.  The bill eliminates unnecessary burdens when evaluating devices as well as permitting the use of centralized […]

Letter of Support for the Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act

Combination Products Legislation Advances in the Senate A proposal supported by Medical Alley and its members to streamline the approval pathway for combination products advanced in the Senate in April of this year.  This was a similar proposal that was found in the Houses’ 21st Century Cures legislation that passed the House floor last year.  This […]

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