HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Josh Green, M.D., Chair

Rep. John Mizuno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 8, 2008

TIME:

8:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

SECOND AMENDED AGENDA

This agenda has been amended as follows:

HB2385 & HB2411 previously scheduled on February 6, 2008 has been added as mentioned at the hearing

HB2675 has been added for decision making only

 

HB 2113

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a tax credit to caregivers who care for qualified care recipients.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2913

RELATING TO KIDNEY DISEASE.

Awards a grant to St. Francis Healthcare System to support the modified home care and community health demonstration project; requires $1,000,000 in matching funds. Effective 7/1/08.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2315

RELATING TO DENTISTS.

Requires rates of payment to dentists to be based on the 75th percentile of the usual, customary, and reasonable fee established by insurers for services provided by dentists. Defines the term "usual, customary, and reasonable fee".

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2301

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Prohibits interference by an unlicensed person or entity in the practice of dentistry. Prohibits the practice of dentistry in a commercial or mercantile establishment

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2118

RELATING TO TUBERCULOSIS.

Appropriates funds for tuberculosis treatment.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2680

RELATING TO FOOD.

Bans the use of the artificial sweetener aspartame in food products.

 

HLT, EDB/CPC

HB 3010

RELATING TO VACCINES.

Ensures an informed consent prior to the administration of a vaccine containing any amount of mercury through the provision of written material containing information about the possible effects of the use of such vaccines.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2286

RELATING TO EPILEPSY DISEASE ASSISTANCE.

Creates epilepsy treatment and education grants-in-aid fund to help epilepsy victims and families. Creates advisory committee to recommend to DOH the creation of treatment and education programs. Exempts fund from transfers for central service expenses and pro rata administrative expenses. Appropriation.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2134, HD1

(HSCR72-08)

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Extending the sunset date of the deposit and disbursement of certain nursing fees into the Compliance Resolution Fund to the credit of the Center For Nursing Special Fund. (HB2134 HD1)

 

HED, HLT, FIN

HB 2566

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.

Repeals sunset provisions for Chapter 453D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to mental health counselors.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2171, HD1

(HSCR107-08)

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Provides a tax credit for the costs incurred in the construction and improvement of long-term care facilities. (HB2171 HD1)

 

HLT

HB 2169, HD1

(HSCR105-08)

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Changes the name of the "Board of Medical Examiners" to the "Hawaii Medical Board". (HB2169 HD1)

 

HLT

HB 2271

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER AND ITS AFFILIATES.

Authorizes special purpose revenue bonds to assist Castle Medical Center.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2385

RELATING TO JURIES.

Adds a jury service exemption for actively practicing psychologists.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2411

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes prescriptive authority for qualified psychologists who practice at a federally qualified health center.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2298

RELATING TO DENTISTS.

Authorizes the board of dental examiners to sanction licensees for false or misleading advertising.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Making only

 

 

HB 2063

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Requires department of health to establish a 2-year pilot project on Oahu to equip paramedics to transmit electrocardiogram data in the field or in ambulances directly to a hospital's emergency room or to a cardiologist prior a cardiac patient's arrival at an emergency room. Makes appropriation from the emergency medical services special fund.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2675

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Authorizes the use of a written certification or its equivalent issued by another state government to permit the medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient in place of a certificate provided by the Department of Public Safety.

 

HLT, PSM/JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair