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 24, 2009

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 423, SD1

(SSCR658)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates money to match federal funds for medicaid. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 932, SD2

(SSCR631)

Status

RELATING TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE TESTING.

Expands routine human immunodeficiency virus testing by health care providers to improve early diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus. Requires health care providers to obtain written informed consent and to provide pre-test counseling prior to testing for human immunodeficiency virus. Requires DOH to adopt rules. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 933, SD2

(SSCR740)

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE OF DENTISTS.

Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a community service license to practice dentistry while the person is in the employment of the department of health. Clarifies that the board of dental examiners may issue a temporary license to practice dentistry while the person is contracted by the department of health to conduct dental education and training. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 940, SD1

(SSCR575)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires direct payment for the provision of pre-hospital ambulance treatment and transport services. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 1178, SD2

(SSCR737)

Status

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the department of health to review emergency plans and develop guidelines of all dialysis centers in the State to ensure the safety of dialysis patients in the event of a public emergency; requires the department to post on its website a list of all dialysis centers in Hawaii that have backup emergency generators with the capacity to sustain dialysis treatments and maintain their water treatment system. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. As this is decision-making only, no testimony will be accepted.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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