HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Dennis Arakaki, Chair

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Vice Chair

Rep. Bertha Kawakami

Rep. Emily Auwae

Rep. Michael Kahikina

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Nobu Yonamine

Rep. William Stonebraker

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Rep. Michael Kahikina, Chair

Rep. Bertha Kawakami, Vice Chair

Rep. Dennis Arakaki

Rep. Emily Auwae

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Nobu Yonamine

Rep. William Stonebraker

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2002

TIME:

8:30 a.m. Noon

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

Following to be heard jointly by HSH/HLT:

HB 1870

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. (Keiki Caucus)

HSH/HLT, FIN

 

   

HB 2239

RELATING TO MEDICAID

Sets Medicaid payments at a level closer to the actual costs of quality care offered by providers. Makes appropriations. (Say)3

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

HB 1842

 

 

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY

 

 

HLT, CPC

 

Redefines pharmacy to include a wide range of activities. (Lee)

 

HB 2806

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

HLT, CPC

 

Permits registered pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives. (Lee)

 

HB 1975

RELATING TO HOSPITALS

Establishes the Hawaii health care authority for administrative purposes within the department of health to regulate private hospital rates and ensure the containment of health care costs. (Ito)

HLT, CPC/JHA, FIN

 

HB 1785

RELATING TO ORGAN DONATION

Requires procurement organization to provide various services to support groups involved in organ donation and receipts. (Souki)

HLT, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT 30 COPIES OF THEIR TESTIMONY AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING TO: (1) THE COMMITTEE'S VICE CHAIR IN ROOM 403, STATE CAPITOL, OR (2) THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS PERSONNEL IN THE TURNAROUND AREA OF THE CAPITOL BASEMENT PARKING LOT. TESTIMONY MAY BE FAXED TO THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS OFFICE AT: 586-6501 (OAHU) OR 1-800-535-3859 (NEIGHBOR ISLANDS). WHEN FAXING, PLEASE INDICATE TO WHOM THE TESTIMONY IS BEING SUBMITTED, THE DATE AND TIME OF THE HEARING, AND THE REQUIRED NO. OF COPIES THAT ARE NEEDED FOR SUBMITTAL.

IT IS ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE COPIES BE ON ONE SIDE OF AN 8-1/2" X 11" SHEET WITH TWO HOLES PUNCHED AT THE TOP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE HLT COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6050.

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR AUXILIARY AIDS AND/OR SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS OF THE STATE HOUSE (I.E., SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY, OR PARKING DESIGNATED FOR THE DISABLED), PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING SO ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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Rep. Michael P. Kahikina

Chair

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Rep. Dennis A. Arakaki

Chair