STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1492_______

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.C.R. No. 240
                                     H.D. 1




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

Sir:

     Your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Health, to
which was referred H.C.R. No. 240 entitled: 

     "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A TASK FORCE TO
     REVIEW AND REPORT ON THE CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR
     ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE QUEST MEDICAL PLANS AND THEIR
     PROVIDERS,"

beg leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to ensure
equity and accountability by establishing a Task Force to review
and report on the contractor and subcontractor arrangements
between the QUEST medical plans and their providers.

     The Hawaii Medical Association and one individual testified
in support of this measure.  The Department of Human Services
testified in support of the intent of this measure.

     This measure ensures that the Legislature is informed as to
the contractor and subcontractor arrangements between the QUEST
medical plans and their providers.  Additionally, this measure
ensures accountability of taxpayer money in the QUEST program.

     Your Committees have amended this measure by:

     (1)  Including the Chair of the House Human Services and
          Housing Committee to serve on the Task Force;


 
 
 
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     (2)  Directing the transmittal of a certified copy of the
          measure to the Director of the Legislative Reference
          Bureau; and
     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for
          purposes of clarity and style.

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your
Committees on Human Services and Housing and Health that are
attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent
and purpose of H.C.R. No. 240, as amended herein, and recommend
that it be referred to the Committee on Legislative Management in
the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 240, H.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committees on Human Services
                                   and Housing and Health,

                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
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ALEXANDER C. SANTIAGO, Chair       DENNIS ARAKAKI, Chair