HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

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

 

 

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:

Thursday, February 05, 2009

TIME:

10:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 703

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates money to match federal funds for medicaid.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 704

Status

RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES.

Requires the department of health to license home care agencies. Sunsets 6/30/2014. Makes appropriation.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 705

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the department of human services to provide presumptive eligibility for medicaid-eligible patients who have been waitlisted for long-term care.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 706

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes reimbursement guidelines for medicaid to hospitals and facilities with long‑term care beds. Makes appropriation.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 707

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AUDITOR.

Appropriates funds for the auditor to conduct a financial audit of all federal funds designated for health care and received by the department of human services.

 

HUS/HLT, LMG, FIN

HB 1525

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the department of human services to award medicaid contracts to nonprofit insurance entities only.

 

HUS/HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1567

Status

RELATING TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES.

On 1/1/2010, treats each new skilled nursing facility or facility expanding its operations outside an enterprise zone as operating within an enterprise zone for purposes of eligibility to receive all benefits provided in enterprise zones. Adds definition of skilled nursing facility. Amends definition of medical and health care services.

 

HUS/HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 1064

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE BUDGET SHORTFALL.

Emergency appropriation from the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to replace general funds appropriated for the health care payments program (HMS 401) to address the budget shortfall in fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

HUS/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: One copy (including an original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HUStestimony@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 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 586-6050 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

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair