Hawaii State Legislature
2004 Legislative Session


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Report Title: Workers' Compensation
Description: Establishes a definition for the term "attending physician". Excludes from the definition of "employment" service performed by a member of a limited liability company, a partner of a partnership, a partner of a limited liability partnership, and a sole proprietor. Disallows compensation for mental injury or illness caused by good faith personnel actions. Allows an employer to require an injured employee to select a physician from an employer designated healthcare provider list for medical service for the first 120 days of treatment. Limits charges for emergency room services. Revises provisions relating to plans of rehabilitation. Clarifies when benefits may be terminated if a false claim is filed. Validates arbitration agreements and mediation. Allows the Insurance Fraud Investigations Branch to initiate prosecutions and disciplinary actions.
Package: Governor's Package
Introducer(s): SAY (BR)
Current Referral:LAB, FIN

Date Status Text
1/28/2004HPass First Reading
1/30/2004HReferred to LAB, CPC/JUD, FIN, referral sheet 5
2/3/2004HRe-referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 7.
2/13/2004HBill scheduled to be heard by LAB on Tuesday, 02-17-04 at 9:00 am in State Capitol Auditorium.
2/17/2004HThe committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred until 2/20/2004.
2/18/2004HBill scheduled for decision making on Friday, 02-20-04 at 9:30 am in conference room 309.
2/20/2004HThe committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred.

$ = Appropriation measure
ConAm = Constitutional Amendment