CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 130

                            Honolulu, Hawaii
                                            , 1999

                            RE:   H.B. No. 895
                                  H.D. 2
                                  S.D. 2
                                  C.D. 1




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the
House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate
in H.B. No. 895, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, entitled:

    "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to
recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final
passage of this bill in an amended form.

     The purpose of this bill is to allow the Department of
Health (DOH) to provide emergency aeromedical services as part of
its required emergency medical services by:

     (1) Defining "emergency aeromedical services";

     (2) Requiring DOH to support interagency dispatch policies
         and procedures for aeromedical transports;

     (3) Requiring DOH to establish and maintain an emergency
         aeromedical medical services information system with
         specified elements; and

 
 
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     (4) Requiring DOH to establish an emergency aeromedical
         services quality improvement advisory committee with
         specific membership requirements.

     After careful consideration, your Committee on Conference
has amended this bill by:

     (1) Adding a tenth member to the emergency aeromedical
         services quality improvement advisory committee;

     (2) Ensuring representation on the committee from fixed-wing
         and rotor-wing aeromedical services; and

     (3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity
         and style.

     Your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent
and purpose of H.B. No. 895, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, as amended herein,
and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached
hereto as H.B. No. 895, H.D. 2, S.D. 2, C.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted,

MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE        MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE
           SENATE                              HOUSE
                                   
                                   
                                   
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SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Co-Chair     ALEXANDER C. SANTIAGO, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair             BRIAN Y. YAMANE, Co-Chair
                                   
                                   
                                   
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WHITNEY ANDERSON, Member           MICHAEL PUAMAMO KAHIKINA,
                                   Member
                                   
                                   
                                   
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                                   JOSEPH M. SOUKI, Member

 
 
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                                   GALEN FOX, Member