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 March 14, 2008

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

SB2396 SD1 was listed twice on the previous agenda.

Agenda was amended by removing the repeated SB2396 SD1.

 

SB 2857, SD2

(SSCR2802)

Status

RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.

Requires home care agencies to be licensed by the department of health; appropriates funds. (SB2857 SD2)

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

SB 2157, SD1

(SSCR2570)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Clarifies the prescribing of opiates for pain treatment. Extends the time limit in which scheduled II controlled substances prescriptions must be filled. (SB2157 SD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2159

(SSCR2612)

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.

Repeals sunset provisions for chapter 453D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to mental health counselors, to be effective upon approval.

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2396, SD1

(SSCR2880)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Makes assault of a person employed at a state-operated or ‑contracted mental health facility a class C felony. (SD1)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2768, SD2

(SSCR2820)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST THE MAUI REGION OF THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes issuance of $150,000,000 in revenue bonds for a heart, brain, and vascular center at the Maui memorial medical center. (SB2768 SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 3015, SD2

(SSCR2593)

Status

RELATING TO THE PATIENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ACT.

Amends the Patients' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Act by prohibiting certain unfair or deceptive business practices by managed care plans, such as disenrolling a person because of a medical condition. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

SB 3027, SD2

(SSCR2591)

Status

RELATING TO OSTEOPATHY.

Includes doctors of osteopathy in the medical doctors chapter (chapter 453) so that the board of medical examiners may treat medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy in the same manner; repeals osteopathy chapter (chapter 460, Hawaii Revised Statutes). (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 3028

(SSCR2616)

Status

RELATING TO GRADUATES OF FOREIGN ACUPUNCTURE PROGRAMS.

Requires applicants for acupuncture licensure who graduated from foreign institutes to have their educational information evaluated by a professional crediting evaluator as a prerequisite for taking an exam and getting a license in Hawaii.

 

HLT, CPC

SB 3074, SD1

(SSCR2582)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH.

Makes an emergency appropriation for FY 2008 to pay for the City and County of Honolulu's collective bargaining costs relating to emergency medical services. (SB3074 SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

SB 2397, SD2

(SSCR2764)

Status

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. (SB2397 SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2804, SD1

(SSCR2697)

Status

RELATING TO PRE-PACKAGED MEAT.

Amends the definition of "adulterated" to include pre-packaged meat that has been treated with gas or other technology to enhance color only. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 436 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6051(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HLTtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair