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:

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

TIME:

2:15 5:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 225

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

SB 2089

RELATING TO REGULATION OF PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY OVER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Creates controlled substances panel within DOH composed of director of health, dean of UH school of medicine, and administrator of narcotics enforcement division of PSD to regulate prescriptive authority. Exempts licensed doctors and osteopaths.

HHS, CPH

SB 2090

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

Authorizes licensure sanctions against health care providers who default on federal or state loan and service conditional scholarship programs.

HHS, CPH

SB 2075

RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.

Allows licensed dental hygienist to practice under the direct or general supervision of a licensed dentist.

HHS, CPH

SB 2106

RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Changes regulation of marriage and family therapist to regulation by the department of commerce and consumer affairs instead of the director. Extends sunset to 6/30/04.

HHS, CPH

SB 2140

RELATING TO PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR PREGNANT WOMEN.

Requires the department of human services to provide presumptive Medicaid or QUEST coverage to certain pregnant women.

HHS, WAM

SB 2234

RELATING TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

Establishes the offense of sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorizes action against a license and property forfeiture based upon a conviction of this offense.

HHS, JDC

SB 2351

RELATING TO NURSING EDUCATION.

Establishes a nursing loan program and appropriates funds to provide loans to nursing candidates.

HHS, WAM

SB 2086

RELATING TO PREPAID HEALTH CARE PLAN.

Allows director of labor and industrial relations to consult with insurance commissioner; repeals prepaid health care advisory council.

HHS, CPH

SB 2091

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE.

Repeals sunset of chapter 431M, HRS.

HHS, CPH

SB 2092

RELATING TO STANDARDIZED INSURANCE FORMS.

Requires the insurance commissioner to develop and health insurers to begin using standard medical claims forms within three years.

HHS, CPH

SB 2094

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT.

Removes sunset of Health Insurance Reimbursement Act. Eliminates the requirement that the insurer notify the health care provider within 7 to 15 days after receiving a claim that a claim is contested or denied or requires more time. Limits the requirement of paying interest for interest accruals of at least $2.

HHS, CPH

SB 2095

RELATING TO MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE.

Mandates coverage for biologically based psychiatric and addiction disorders by all health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and HMOs in the State after 12/31/2002.

HHS, CPH

SB 2096

RELATING TO MEDICAL INSURANCE.

Allows health insurance companies and mutual benefit societies to directly reimburse providers who do not participate in their plans.

HHS, CPH

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW, IF TIME PERMITS.

Persons wishing to testify should submit 25 copies of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room226, State Capitol 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