STAND. COM. REP. NO.2865
RE: H.B. No. 2223
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 2223, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELDERLY CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) demonstration project at Maluhia to June 30, 2005.
Your Committee finds that as the PACE demonstration project at Maluhia awaits federal approval to become a permanent provider from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, it provides invaluable comprehensive, community-based programs that prevent institutionalization and contains long-term care costs for the chronically ill and disabled elderly.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making nonsubstantive, technical changes.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2223, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2223, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair