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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 27, 2009

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

HCR 244

Status/ HR 212

Status

ENSURING THAT ANY LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO REPAIR THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN HAWAII SHOULD INCORPORATE SUSTAINABLE WELLNESS PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC DISEASE.

 

 

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 42

(HSCR1107)

Status/ HR 34

(HSCR1106)

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO ALLOW AVAILABLE SURPLUS HELICOPTERS TO BE USED FOR MEDICAL EVACUATION SERVICES.

 

 

 

EBM, HLT

HCR 109

Status/ HR 88

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR COLONOSCOPY COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING.

 

 

 

HLT, CPC, LMG

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda:

HCR 147

Status/ HR 118

Status

REQUESTING AN INCREASE IN THE FEDERAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PERCENTAGE FOR HAWAII.

 

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HCR 148

Status/ HR 119

Status

URGING A STATE-LED COORDINATED EFFORT BY THE HEALTH CARE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITIES TO ENSURE THAT HAWAII IS ABLE TO RAPIDLY RESPOND TO AND QUALIFY FOR GRANT MONEY OFFERED IN THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 FOR HEALTH CARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE TECHNOLOGY.

 

 

 

HLT, FIN

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda:

HCR 158

Status/ HR 135

Status

REQUESTING THE LONG TERM CARE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF INCREASING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENTS TO HOSPITALS FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE WAITLISTED FOR LONG TERM CARE AND TO LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO ACCEPT WAITLISTED PATIENTS.

 

 

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda:

HCR 168

Status/HR 135

Status

 

REQUESTING THE LONG TERM CARE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF INCREASING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENTS TO HOSPITALS FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE WAITLISTED FOR LONG TERM CARE AND TO LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO ACCEPT WAITLISTED PATIENTS.

 

 

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HCR 187

Status/ HR 153

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY ON CONTROL MEASURES FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSIONS FROM PAINT SPRAY BOOTHS USED BY AUTO BODY REFINISHERS.

 

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 214

Status/ HR 184

Status

REQUESTING THAT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ESTABLISH A CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE MODULE.

 

 

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 215

Status/ HR 185

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REVIEW AND ASSESS THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IMPLEMENTED BY HOSPITALS TO REDUCE ELECTIVE CESAREAN SECTIONS AND INDUCTION OF LABOR.

 

 

HLT

HCR 297

Status/ HR 269

Status

URGING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SEEK INCREASED FEDERAL FUNDING TO INITIATE MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND WIDESPREAD HEPATITIS B EDUCATION, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN HAWAII.

 

 

 

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.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair