REPORT TITLE:
Firework injuries


DESCRIPTION:
Requires health care facilities to report all incidents of
injuries and fatalities caused by fireworks to the department of
health and the police department of the county in which the
person was attended or treated. (SB2621 HD2)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                H.D. 2
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO HEALTH.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 132D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "132D-      Health care facilities; report of fireworks
 
 5 incidents.  Health care facilities in this State shall report all
 
 6 incidents of serious injuries and fatalities caused by legal and
 
 7 illegal fireworks to the department of health and the police
 
 8 department of the county in which the person was attended or
 
 9 treated.  All reports shall be in writing or in the manner
 
10 specified by the department of health.
 
11      As used in this section, "health care facilities" includes
 
12 any outpatient clinic, emergency room, or doctor's office,
 
13 private or public, whether organized for profit or not, used,
 
14 operated, or designed to provide medical diagnosis, treatment,
 
15 nursing, rehabilitative, or preventive care to any person or
 
16 persons.  The term includes but is not limited to health care
 
17 facilities that are commonly referred to as hospitals, extended
 
18 care and rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, skilled nursing
 
19 facilities, intermediate care facilities, hospices for the
 
20 terminally ill that require licensure or certification by the
 

 
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 1 department of health, kidney disease treatment centers including
 
 2 freestanding hemodialysis units, outpatient clinics, organized
 
 3 ambulatory health care facilities, emergency care facilities and
 
 4 centers, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations,
 
 5 and others providing similarly organized services regardless of
 
 6 nomenclature."
 
 7      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 8      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.