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.

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday February 13, 2008

TIME:

8 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

Amended to delete HB2172.

 

HB 2197

RELATING TO TAXATION.

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

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2172, HD1

(HSCR280-08)

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the Emerging Infectious Diseases Task Force as a temporary three year task force to study the present and future impact that will be faced by this state from resistant staph infections, infectious bacteria in sea water, and hepatitis. (HB2172 HD1)

 

HLT

HB 2541

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HOSPITAL-BASED DENTISTRY SERVICES IN THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds for hospital dentistry in the county of Hawaii.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2867

RELATING TO STATE HEALTH PLANNING.

Repeals certificate of need process and the law governing acquisition of hospitals in relation to state health planning.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2170, HD1

(HSCR106-08)

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Ensures equity in reimbursements from Medicaid for patients with various levels of medical conditions determined as in need of a long-term care facility's services. Requires reimbursement rates for QUEST Expanded to remain higher than the level of Medicaid rates at the time of QUEST Expanded taking effect. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide presumptive Medicaid or QUEST coverage to Medicaid eligible waitlisted patients through June 30, 2011. Requires the Department of Human Services to report to the Legislature. (HB2170 HD1)

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 3229

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires Med‑QUEST and Medicaid coverage for chiropractic care. Requires the Department of Human Services to adjust rates of payment per participating recipient amounts to allow for chiropractic coverage to QUEST participants. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 2187

RELATING TO TOXIC PRODUCTS.

Prohibits the manufacturing, sale, or distribution of toys and child care articles containing certain toxic chemicals and requires manufacturers to use the least toxic alternatives.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2382

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR THE HAIKU REGION OF MAUI.

Appropriates $1 in FY 2008-2009 for ambulance service in the Haiku region of Maui.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2419

RELATING TO HOSPITALS.

Requires Hawaii health systems corporation to develop a plan to establish a hospital in South Maui and in Lahaina, Maui. Requires corporation to submit plan to legislature by 12/31/2008.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2542

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.

Appropriates $2,177,500 the 1st year in a 3-year family practice residency program based at Kona Community Hospital on the island of Hawaii.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2789

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI.

Appropriates $  in FY 2008-2009 for ambulance service in the Haiku region of Maui and $       for the island of Molokai.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2888

RELATING TO MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to Kona Hospital for a program to address health care needs in the rural areas of South Kona, Puna, and Kau.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2924

RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the expansion and renovation of Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 3274

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR URGENT AND EXTENDED EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IN WEST MAUI.

Appropriates $450,000 to DOH to provide outpatient urgent and extended medical care after normal physician hours in West Maui.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 3347

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER TO PROVIDE FOR EMERGENCY ENERGY CAPACITY.

Appropriates $10,000,000 to the Queen's Medical Center as a grant to increase its emergency power generator system to ensure a required maximum capacity of 6,000 kilowatts to continue operating its hospital and trauma center in the event of a disaster.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2173, HD1

(HSCR278-08)

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the disclosure of mental health certificates, applications, records, and reports made by a person's health care provider to another health care provider for the purpose of continued care, treatment, health care operations, or monitoring activities. (HB2173 HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2799

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Authorizes the use of a payor provided identification number in mail-order prescriptions.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB 3109

RELATING TO DISPENSING OPTICIANS.

Specifies that a dispensing optician's license is required for the dispensing and fitting, upon written prescription, of non-corrective contact lenses and for the sale of or offer to sell non-corrective contact lenses.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2859

RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED.

Requires decision regarding issuance of a certificate of need at only 1 public hearing and within 30 days if an applicant is required to and has obtained (1) an environmental impact statement or a finding of no significant impact; and (2) all necessary county land use and zoning change permits.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2906

RELATING TO CERTIFICATE OF NEED.

Exempts all long-term care facilities at all levels of care from the certificate of need process under the state health planning and development agency.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 3326

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes regional councils in place of subarea councils, the statewide council, and the certificate of need review panel to increase the decision-making power of regions in the certificate-of-need process.

 

HLT, FIN

 

FOR DECISION MAKING ONLY:

 

HB 2680

RELATING TO FOOD.

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

 

HLT, EDB/CPC

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

HB 2077

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires that mutual benefit societies annually spend on health community benefit programs no less than 50 percent of the savings that they receive annually from their general excise tax exemption as nonprofit organizations.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair