Report Title:

Molokai General Hospital; Appropriation

Description:

Appropriates funds to Molokai General Hospital for Lamalama Ka `Ili Community Health Services programs and general operating costs. (SD1)

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2471

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2004

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR Lamalama Ka `ili at MOLOKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the health of Molokai residents is at risk, with nearly one in six residents diagnosed with diabetes. Lamalama Ka `Ili Community Health Services of Molokai General Hospital is a program dedicated to the health and well-being of Molokai residents. Lamalama Ka `Ili offers a diabetes self management education program (which includes diabetes education, nutrition counseling, free blood sugar checks, and access to a diabetes specialist) that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, Lamalama Ka `Ili offers a certified hospice program, which provides end of life care for Molokai residents and their families, cancer care management, palliative care, a cancer patient support group, and a myriad of other programs including telemedicine video conference services.

The purpose of this Act is to provide financial support to Molokai General Hospital for Lamalama Ka `Ili Community Health Services to fund its programs and general operating costs.

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $130,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2004-2005, to Molokai General Hospital for Lamalama Ka `Ili Community Health Services programs and general operating costs.

SECTION 3. The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of health for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2004.