HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Mele Carroll

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Tom Brower, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 06, 2009

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 989

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE.

Amends the Act 236, Session Laws of Hawaii 2007, which established the Hawaii children's health care program, to extend the program for three more years and require that participants receive primary health care services at federally qualified health centers.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 324

Status

RELATING TO SENIOR CENTERS.

Makes an appropriation for certain senior centers on Oahu.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 697

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Establishes a temporary health insurance program for unemployed individuals. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT/HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 698

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Temporarily provides health insurance to individuals who are uninsured due to the loss of a job for reasons other than voluntary separation, discharge for work-related misconduct, or work stoppage caused by a labor dispute.

 

HLT/HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 700

Status

RELATING TO NONGOVERNMENT HEALTH PLAN PAYMENTS TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS.

Requires health plans other than government payers, mutual and fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to pay: (1) critical access hospitals no less than 101% of costs for services; and (2) federally qualified health centers no less than their respective prospective payment system rates.

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 708

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Requires commercial health plans licensed to do business in the State to pay no less than 101% of costs for all services provided to plan beneficiaries by critical access hospitals and federally qualified health centers.

 

HLT/HUS, CPC, FIN

HB 709

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the provision of direct health care to the uninsured.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 725

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Requires health care facilities and providers to notify the state-designated protection and advocacy entity or agency prior to transferring an elderly or disabled patient to an out-of-state treatment, rehabilitation, or long-term care facility.

 

HLT/HUS, JUD

HB 1371

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Directs funding provided by the federal government's 2009 economic stimulus package for health care programs.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1373

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to provide health care for uninsured Hawaii residents through non-profit community-based health care providers.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1375

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Directs the Department of Health to establish a pilot project funding federally qualified health centers to provide services based on a patient-centered health care home model.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 1527

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Increases the general excise tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes; designates a percentage of this increase to cervical and breast cancer screening and the Healthy Start program.

 

HLT/HUS, 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; and

     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: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 441 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8519 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes. This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6150 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair