Report Title:

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; Decrease or Cessation of Services

Description:

Defines substantial reduction or elimination of direct patient care services under section 323F-31, HRS.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2047

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to the hawaii health systems corporation.

 

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

SECTION 1. Section 323F-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]323F-31[]] Maintenance of services. (a) The corporation shall notify the legislature of any planned substantial reduction or elimination of direct patient care services.

(b) No substantial reduction or elimination of direct patient care services at any facility shall be undertaken by the corporation without the approval of the legislature.

(c) The legislature shall maintain review and oversight authority over the provision of direct patient care services provided at each facility and may intervene to counter or restrict any substantial reduction or elimination of patient care services.

(d) As used in this section, "substantial reduction or elimination of direct patient care services" means to decrease or cease a type of health care service rendered at a corporation facility without ensuring the availability of a similar health care service in the community being served or without executing a contract for the provision of a similar health care service in the community being served according to section 89A-1."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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