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

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

TIME:

8:30 12:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

HB 2060

RELATING TO THE FOOD SAFETY CONSULTATIVE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM.

HLT, JHA

 

Prohibits information gained from food safety consultative and education program from being used for enforcement purposes. Deletes voluntary aspects of program. (Arakaki)

 

HB 2065

RELATING TO NURSES

HLT, CPC

 

Authorizes the board of nursing, rather than DCCA and the board of medical examiners, respectively, to grant prescriptive authority to APRNs and to designate formularies. Establishes an advisory committee on formularies. Deletes obsolete language.(Lee)

 

HB 2653

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FINANCING

HLT, FIN

 

Establishes a prescription drug plan open to any retired senior citizen. Appropriates funds. (Takamine)

 

HB 2219

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

HLT, JHA, FIN

 

Grants DOH certain regulatory powers over tobacco and tobacco products. Requires annual reports from tobacco manufacturers regarding added constituents, toxic constituents and nicotine in tobacco products. (Arakaki)

 

HB 2741

RELATING TO THE CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAX.

HLT, FIN

 

Increases the excise tax paid by wholesalers or dealers on cigarettes and tobacco products sold or used after June 30, 2002, to 10 cents per cigarette , and to fifty percent of the wholesale price of the tobacco product. (M. Oshiro)

 

HB 2258

RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

HLT, CPC

 

Removes sunset on the marriage and family therapy law, authorizes reciprocity, repeals exemptions dealing with overlapping occupations, and repeals violations of certain ethical standards as ground for discipline. (Say) (BR)

 

HB 286

RELATING TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Repeals sunsetting of license requirements for marriage and family therapists. (Arakaki)

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2503

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS

HLT, FIN

 

Provides a consistent fee structure for permits relating to burial and disinterment (sic) administered by the DOH. Provides funds to help automate the process of registering death events.(Say) (BR)

 

HB 2506

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS

HLT, FIN

 

Provides a more streamlined, efficient and convenient process for registering and recording births and deaths occurring in the State. (Say, B/R)

 

HB 2505

RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS

HLT, FIN

 

Establishes a Birth Defects Program in the DOH. Allows DOH to collect data on birth defects and other adverse reproductive outcomes, and to provide information to families and health care providers about health and early intervention services. Establishes a Birth Defects Special Fund to pay for operating expenses of the Birth Defects Program. (Say, B/R)

 

HB 2518

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HLT, FIN

 

Authorizes the Department (DOH) to assist in the implementation of a statewide poision(sic) information program.(Say)(BR)

 

HB 2523

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HLT, FIN

 

Authorizes the Department (DOH)to implement and maintain a trauma registry for the collection of information concerning the treatment of critical trauma patients at state-designated trauma centers, and administer a system for the management of that information.(Say)(BR)

 

HB 2709

RELATING TO HEALTH

HLT, FIN

 

Determines how monies in the hospital and medical facilities special fund are expended. Limits amount to be spent on education. Returns amounts in excess of $___to general fund annually. Clarifies that DOH administrative penalties are to be deposited to the general fund.(Abinsay)

 

HB 1359

RELATING TO ELDERLY AFFAIRS

Short form bill relating to elderly affairs. (Arakaki)

HLT

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT 25 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. Dennis A. Arakaki

Chair