HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 5

 

SB 166, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1153)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurance providers to provide health insurance coverage for all chemotherapy treatment, including orally administered chemotherapy, under the same terms and conditions and at a rate calculated according to the same methods as payment or reimbursement for intravenously administered chemotherapy. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 43, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1045)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.

Creates John A. Burns school of medicine special fund; establishes a physician workforce assessment fee to renew physician and osteopathic physician licenses. Transfers those fees from compliance resolution fund for deposit to the special fund for Hawaii physician workforce assessment information. Appropriates funds. Requires annual and biennial reports. Repeals the physician workforce assessment fee and the transfer of fees from the compliance resolution fund on June 30, 2012.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 423, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1254)

Status

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates money to match federal funds for Medicaid.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 528, SD1

(HSCR1143)

Status

 

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Makes permanent the retail tobacco permit law.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1205, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1238)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lost their health insurance.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

SB 1263, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1249)

Status

 

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

Updates the regulation of tattoo artists and tattoo shops in the State.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 568, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1255)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS.

Establishes the electronic prescription task force to develop a plan to implement an electronic prescription drug program not later than 7/1/11. Requires report to Legislature prior to the 2010 regular session of the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

HLT, FIN

SB 585, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1229)

Status

RELATING TO REMOTE DISPENSING.

Authorizes remote dispensing pharmacies to provide medications to patients with health insurance coverage; allows remote dispensing pharmacies to dispense controlled substances. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair