STAND. COM. REP. NO.573-02
RE: H.B. No. 2523
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2523 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System by:
(1) Authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to establish a trauma registry for the collection of information concerning the treatment of critical trauma patients at state-designated trauma centers to be implemented and maintained by the Department of Health (DOH);
(2) Allowing the recording of information concerning treatment received before and after a trauma patient's admission to a hospital or medical center; and
(3) Requiring all state-designated trauma centers to submit to DOH, periodic reports of each patient treated for trauma in the state system.
DOH testified in strong support of this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2523 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair