STAND. COM. REP. NO.2460
RE: S.C.R. No. 26
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 S.C.R. No. 26 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING AND SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION OF A SINGLE ENTRY POINT SYSTEM FOR LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request and supportthe implementation of a single entry point system for long-term care services.
Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Executive Director of the Caring...For Life Foundation and the Executive Director of the Hawaii County Office on Aging. Testimony in support of the intent of this measure was submitted by the Department of Human Services, the State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the Disability and Communication Access Board. Testimony in opposition to this measure was submitted by the Hawaii Coalition of Care Home Administrators and Healthcare Association of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that the Caring...for Life Foundation's primary mission is to bring together various constituencies in a collaborative relationship to develop and implement a single entry point system for long-term care. Your Committee further finds that the various state efforts involved in developing this statewide system need to be coordinated, and must include long-term care service providers. Thus, your Committee strongly urges the various programs and constituent groups to engage in full collaboration to assure the successful implementation of this long anticipated single entry point system for long-term care.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an additional WHEREAS clause noting the establishment of the Hawaii Real Choices Partnership Project: Accessibility for Consumer Choice Entry Support System (ACCESS);
(2) Requesting that the Caring...For Life Foundation, in collaboration with the Hawaii Real Choices Partnership Project, design, develop, and field test the basic framework of a single entry point system; and
(3) Changing the name of the Commission on Persons with Disabilities to correctly reflect its name as the Disability and Communication Access Board.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 26, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 26, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair