STAND. COM. REP. NO.197-02
RE: H.B. No. 2512
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 2512 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES SPECIAL FUND,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to assist medically fragile children below age 21 by:
(1) Establishing the Public Health Nursing Services Special Fund (Special Fund) for early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment case management services;
(2) Allowing Medicaid reimbursements for the case management services to be deposited into the Special Fund; and
(3) Providing that moneys from the Special Fund will be used to provide ongoing case management services and training for staff to meet the needs of families of medically fragile children.
The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services supported this measure. The Hawaii Government Employees Association supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committees find that there is a critical need for comprehensive case management services for medically fragile children or children with complex medical conditions. Revenues from this Special Fund will be used to support public health nursing training in case management for medically fragile children.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2512 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair