THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Senator David Matsuura, Chair

Senator Jan Yagi Buen, Vice Chair

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 28, 2002

TIME:

1:00 5:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

SB 2021

RELATING TO ENROLLMENT IN THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

Awards $80 for each new enrollment of an eligible child in the children's health insurance program to parent-teachers associations, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations. Appropriates matching funds to DHS. Appropriates funds for training.

HHS, WAM

SB 2039

RELATING TO VISITATION.

Affirms sibling visitation rights and establishes procedures for enforcement and visitation. Establishes a rebuttable presumption in cases of the adoption of orphaned children that sibling visitation is in the best interests of the child.

HHS, JDC

SB 2040

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Establishes guidelines for the court in determining release of information related to cases involving a missing child.

HHS, JDC

SB 2041

RELATING TO CHILD PROTECTION.

Expands the membership of the child protective review panel to include two community members who are active in the systemic reform of the child protection system. Clarifies the definition of "serious abuse" to include cases of missing children.

HHS, JDC

SB 2044

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Allows minors the right to choose their legal representation.

HHS, JDC

SB 2045

RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.

Makes technical, clarifying amendments to Act 233, SLH 2001, establishing procedures for expungement of juvenile arrest records; deletes the exemption that the court consult with the prosecuting attorney before expunging the arrest record of an adult who incurred the arrest as a juvenile.

HHS, JDC

SB 2026

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASED MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT.

Appropriates $1 to DHS for FY 2002-2003 to increase Medicaid reimbursement rate to hospitals and physicians to cover medical services in Medicaid fee-for-service program; and to increase QUEST capitation payments to cover medical services to QUEST participants.

HHS, WAM

SB 2052

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to finance health care facilities for Hawaii Pacific Health.

HHS, WAM

SB 2053

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BOUNDS.

Repeals the sunset provision of the law allowing SPRBs to be issued to assist not-for-profit corporations that provide health care facilities to the general public.

HHS, WAM

SB 2024

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Reduces the number of employees of the dental health division within the department of health. Places that division within the department's health resources administration. Provides that funds previously appropriated to support the division shall be used solely for purchase of services to monitor dental advocacy.

HHS, WAM

SB 2023

RELATING TO AGING.

Allows the Executive Office on Aging to provide family caregiver support program and training by making grants to counties and private entities to supplement federal program.

HHS, WAM

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW, IF TIME PERMITS.

Persons wishing to testify should submit 25 copies of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 226 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony may also be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to whom the testimony is being submitted, the date and time of the hearing, and the required number of copies needed for submittal.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled) please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

Public Folder. A folder labeled "Public Folder" containing the measures and testimonies for the hearing will be available for shared use by members of the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-7788

 

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Senator David Matsuura

Chair