THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Carol Fukunaga, Vice Chair

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Chair

Senator Clayton Hee, Vice Chair

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 11, 2008

TIME:

1:15 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

SB 2535

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE TRAUMA SYSTEM SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes additional funding mechanisms for the trauma system special fund.  Makes appropriation.

 

HTH/JDL, WAM

SB 2595

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO THE TRAUMA SYSTEM SPECIAL FUND.

Provides additional sources of funding for the trauma system special fund from surcharges paid by those convicted of drunk driving.

 

HTH/JDL, WAM

SB 2160

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Hawaii state hospital to produce an annual report on forensic patients; requires yearly court status hearings for individuals ordered to be conditional release or hospitalized as an inpatient by the mental health court; reduces the minimum length of hospitalization from ninety to thirty days for individuals who are recommitted after conditional release; makes appropriation for mental health court operations.

 

HTH/JDL, WAM

 

 

 

 

 

HTH ONLY:

 

 

SB 2459

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO REMOTE DISPENSING.

Provides for the establishment of remote dispensing pharmacies.

 

HTH, CPH

SB 3080

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Authorize the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to conduct FBI criminal history record checks through the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center on employees, applicants, current or prospective contractors, providers, or volunteers.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 2061

 

Testimony

Status

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

 

HTH, CPH

SB 3071

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CONDITIONAL RELEASE.

Grants the Director of the Department of Health (DOH) the authority to apply for discharge from conditional release (CR) or modification of the CR order for any patient in a mental health facility served by the DOH directly or through a contracted provider.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 3070

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO CONDITIONAL RELEASE.

Provide statutory guidance and clarification on the seventy-two (72) hour hold and extended hold process, especially as it relates to patients under Conditional Release (CR) from the State Hospital or related facility.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 3069

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO RECORDS OF DEFENDANTS COMMITTED TO A HOSPITAL CONTROLLED BY THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH OR TO CUSTODY OF DIRECTOR OF HEALTH

Requires the courts to provide the Director of the Department of Health (DOH) records of defendants court-ordered to the State Hospital or related facility under the cognizance of the Department.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 2260

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the director of health to apply for the discharge, or modification, of an order granting conditional release to a person who is no longer affected by a physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 2159

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.

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

 

HTH, CPH

SB 2792

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO SMOKING.

Allows smoking in properly licensed establishments.  Requires collection of smoking establishment licensing fee with proceeds to go towards organ donation education and tobacco education.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 2075

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND SAFETY.

Prohibits persons from holding themselves out as industrial hygienists or like professionals unless they are certified by designated entities.

 

HTH, CPH

SB 2159

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS.

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

 

HTH, CPH

SB 2260

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the director of health to apply for the discharge, or modification, of an order granting conditional release to a person who is no longer affected by a physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 2355

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Mandates agencies and government entities that require or deliver mental health services to create and implement a unified system of delivery of care and services.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 2363

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Amends Hawaii Penal Code to make sexual assault against a person who is mentally defective a "strict liability" offense.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 2396

 

Testimony

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

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

 

HTH, JDL

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

Persons wishing to testify should submit testimony in one of the following ways at least 24 hours prior to the hearing:

 

·         In person:  1 copy of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 215, State Capitol.

 

·         By fax:  Testimony may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  When faxing, please indicate to which committee the testimony is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing.

 

·         By Email:  Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to testimony@capitol.hawaii.gov.  Please indicate to which committee the testimony is being submitted and the date and time of the hearing. Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

 

Please note:  Documents made available through the Testimony hyperlink(s) above may not be posted until the start of the hearing.

 

Public Folder.  A folder labeled “Public Folder” containing the measures and testimonies for the hearing will be available for shared use by members of the public.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6363.

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator David Y. Ige

Chair