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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 43, SD2

(SSCR832)

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.

Creates John A. Burns school of medicine special fund; establishes a $60 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. (SD2)

 

HLT, HED/CPC, FIN

SB 169, SD2

(SSCR823)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH CORPS.

Establishes the Hawaii health corps program to address physician shortages in rural areas of the State; establishes a loan repayment program and an incentive plan for the recruitment of health care professionals to serve shortage areas. (SD2)

 

HLT/EBM, HED, FIN

(Pending re-referral to HLT, HED, FIN.)

SB 427

(SSCR759)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXATION.

Excludes from the general excise tax, amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States.

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

SB 1137, SD2

(SSCR723)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes Hawaii health systems corporation to conduct criminal history record checks. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 585, SD2

(SSCR738)

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. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 420, SD2

(SSCR748)

Status

RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.

Amends the title of chapter 455 to "naturopathic medicine" and amends references therein; defines "naturopathic medicine"; changes the name of the board of examiners in naturopathy to the board of naturopathic medicine and authorizes the board to make rules; authorizes naturopathic physicians to obtain Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration; authorizes temporary license to licensed out-of-state naturopathic physicians in a declared public health emergency. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 1263, SD2

(SSCR766)

Status

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

Updates the regulation of tattoo artists and tattoo shops in the State. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1332, SD2

(SSCR648)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.

Establishes licensing requirements for respiratory care practitioners. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 1676, SD2

(SSCR753)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes amendments to clarify the legislature's support for the expanded use of new technology in telemedicine; clarifies that telehealth is within the scope of a physician's practice; clarifies that a provider-patient relationship may be established through telehealth where the provider is licensed to practice in this State. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

SB 1205, SD2

(SSCR817)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNEMPLOYED PERSONS.

Provides temporary health insurance for unemployed persons who lost their health insurance. (SD2)

 

HLT, LAB, 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: 3 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. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair