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:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2289

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN.

Expands the long-term care ombudsman program by adding three additional ombudsman positions, one for each neighboring county.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2111

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN.

Expands the long-term care ombudsman program by adding three additional ombudsman positions, one for each neighboring county.

 

HLT/HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2112

RELATING TO THE TASK FORCE ON AGING.

Establishes a task force on aging to study the need for and feasibility of establishing a department of aging. Requires the task force on aging to submit findings and recommendations to the legislature. Appropriates funds for the task force on aging.

 

HLT/HSH, FIN

HB 2196

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Extends the joint legislative committee on family caregiving; changes the committee's name to the joint legislative committee on aging in place; expands the committee's mandate to include aging in place issues related to family caregiving; requires the aging and disability resource center to report to the committee; requires the joint legislative committee to conduct a cash and counseling project; appropriates funds to the joint legislative committee; allows kupuna care to include overnight, weekend, and emergency respite, as well as provide grants to caregivers and for home modification; appropriates funds to the kupuna care program.

 

HLT/HSH, LMG, FIN

HB 2001

RELATING TO TELEPHARMACY.

Requires board of pharmacy to allow telepharmacy by certain federally qualified health centers participating in the federal 340B Pharmaceutical Purchasing Program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Defines "telepharmacy" to limit dispensing to only acute medications.

 

HLT/HSH, CPC

HB 2062

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Allows persons eligible to receive Medicaid funds for care at nursing home facilities to remain at home and receive home and community-based long-term care.

 

HSH/HLT, FIN

HB 1999

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for hearing and vision screening for newborns, children, and teenagers.

 

HSH/HLT, 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.

 

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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; 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