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:

Friday, March 20, 2009

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1073, SD1

(SSCR587)

Status

RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Repeals the exception that allows smoking in correctional facilities. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

HLT, PBS

SB 528, SD1

(SSCR760)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Makes permanent the retail tobacco permit law. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 51, SD1

(SSCR754)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Redefines the practice of dentistry to include teeth whitening. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 166, SD1

(SSCR573)

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. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

Pending re-referral to HLT, FIN.

SB 436, SD2

(SSCR676)

Status

RELATING TO LIFE SCIENCES.

Provides for an income tax credit amounting to 15% of qualified clinical trial costs incurred, in any county with a population over 700,000, and 20% in any county with a population of 700,000 or less. Establishes criteria to qualify for the tax credit. Caps credit at $ per clinical trial. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1610, SD2

(SSCR747)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL ORDERS.

Clarifies that a physician assistant acts as agent of the supervising physician when issuing a medical order and the order is deemed to be issued by the supervising physician. Clarifies that when following a medical order issued by a physician assistant, a registered nurse follows a medical order issued by the supervising physician for whom the physician assistant acts as agent. Does not relieve physician assistants or registered nurses from exercising due care in performing within their respective scope of practice. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD/CPC

SB 1673, SD2

(SSCR845)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Authorizes a facility or regional health care system under the Hawaii health systems corporation to transition into a new legal entity; amends the maintenance of services requirements; requires Hawaii health systems corporation to assume liabilities and debts or other obligations accrued beginning on July 1, 1996; requires commercial health plans to provide a minimum reimbursement level; authorizes special negotiating authority for Hawaii health systems corporation with bargaining units; authorizes criminal history record checks. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 44, SD2

(SSCR671)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Requires (1) department of health to assume all community hospital liabilities accrued up to 6/30/1996; and (2) Hawaii health systems corporation (HHSC) to assume all subsequent liabilities. Clarifies HHSC responsibility for payments into the employees' retirement system funds for its employees. (SD2)

 

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; 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