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:

Monday, March 18, 2002

TIME:

9:30am 12:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

 

FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECEIVING TESTIMONY AND DISCUSSION, THE COMMITTEE WILL BE CONDUCTING A HEARING ON THE FOLLOWING TWO BILLS (WHICH REFLECTS THE DELETION OF ITS CURRENT CONTENTS AND INSERTION OF NEW LANGUAGE) IN A PROPOSED AMENDED FORM:

SB 2761 SD2

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS

HLT, FIN

PROPOSED HD1

Provides a consistent fee structure for permits relating to burial and disinterment administered by the DOH. Provides funds to help automate and modernize the process of registering death events. Provides a more streamline, efficient and convenient process for registering and recording births and deaths occurring in the State.

 
     

SB 2764

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS

HLT, FIN

PROPOSED HD1

Creates a task force to explore different options to have access to vital statistic records to prove ancestry. Appropriates funds to be used to receive matching funds.

 

A COPY OF THE BILLS IN PROPOSED AMENDED FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 436, STATE CAPITOL.

SB 2982

RELATING TO HOSPITALS

HLT, JHA

 

Requires hospitals to provide security of personal effects belonging to a patient that are necessary for the patients's health and well-being, including dentures, glasses, hearing aids, walking devices and prostheses.

 

SB 2776 SD!

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HLT, FIN

 

Authorizes the Department to assist in the implementation of a statewide poison information program

 
     

SB 2777

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HLT, JHA

 

Allows a person, a person's guardian, or agent, or surrogate with legal authority, to make health-care decisions on behalf of the person to allow withholding cardiac resuscitation and artificial breathing or to revoke CCO-DNR documents.

 
     

SB 2763 SD2

RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS

HLT, FIN

 

Establishes the Hawaii birth defects program and registry

 
     

SB 2770 SD2

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES SPECIAL FUND

HLT, FIN

Establishes the public health nursing services special fund for case management services in the public health nursing branch program to receive and expend Medicaid funds for medically fragile children; appropriates revenues from special fund for case management services & staff training in case management services

 

Joint with HSH

   

SB 2234 SD2

RELATING TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

HLT/HSH, JHA, FIN

 

Establishes the offense of sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorizes action against a license and property forfeiture based upon a conviction of this offense, creates offense of failure to maintain age verification records of exotic dancers.

 
     

SB 2768 SD1

RELATING TO ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

HLT/HSH, FIN

 

Adds the requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act rules to the design requirements for State and county construction projects; clarifies application of state law to federal projects.

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT 40 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.

________________________________________

Rep. Michael P. Kahikina

Chair

________________________________________

Rep. Dennis A. Arakaki

Chair