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.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

TIME:

8:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2413

RELATING TO INCOME TAXATION.

Allows an income tax credit to physicians practicing in medically underserved areas for a portion of the amount of medical malpractice premiums.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2530

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Requires the narcotics enforcement division of the department of public safety to maintain an electronic purchase logbook for sales of pseudoephedrine and related substances.

 

HLT, PSM, JUD

HB 2567

RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.

Funds a study to assess the structural integrity of each hospital and nursing home facility to determine their ability to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.† Makes appropriation.

 

HLT, PSM, FIN

HB 2569

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Establishes the psychiatric health services pilot project which enables psychiatrists to collaborate with primary care physicians at federally qualified health centers for psychiatric care to patients.† Makes appropriation.† Repealed 6/30/11.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 3146

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR THE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

To authorize an emergency appropriation for fiscal year 2007-2008 of $10,000,000 from general funds to the Department of Health (DOH), for the Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD).

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2529

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.

Establishes State policies on dealing with tainted foods that are processed for consumption by humans and pet animals.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2291

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Establishes the state health authority to propose a plan to provide medical assistance for all citizens of Hawaii.†

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2126

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.

Requires hospitals to establish a policy and program that identifies, assesses, and develops strategies to control the risk of injury to patients and healthcare workers and nurses associated with lifting and moving patients.† Provides tax deduction for hospitals that purchase equipment for the moving of patients.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2141

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education, in collaboration with the department of health, to provide accurate information on human papillomavirus, the link between human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer, and the availability of human papillomavirus immunizations to parents of female sixth graders in public schools.† Appropriations.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 3161

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION

Appropriation of general funds for fiscal year 2007-2008 to pay current, essential vendors, reduce accounts payable, and allow operation and provision of current levels of service in Hawaii Health Systems Corporationís facilities.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2283

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

Allows department of health to issue temporary 14-calendar-day certificates of registration to tattoo artists for educational, trade show, or product demonstration purposes only.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2533

RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.

Provides free influenza vaccinations to students statewide to reduce mortality.† Requires consent forms.† Requires department of health to seek federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.† Appropriates funds to department of health for FY 2008-2009.† Repealed 06/30/09.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

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;

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.†

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in one of the following ways:

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

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

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair