HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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, January 26, 2010

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1896

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL SERVICES.

Prohibits a accident and health or sickness insurer, mutual benefit society, health maintenance organization, or dental service organization from requiring a dentist who provides services to its subscribers to accept a fee set by the accident and health or sickness insurer, mutual benefit society, health maintenance organization, or dental service organization unless the services are covered under the applicable subscriber agreement.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2205

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR NURSES.

Requires nurses licensed in the state to complete 15 hours of continuing education during each two-year license period as a requirement for license renewal.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2082

Status

RELATING TO BOTTLED WATER.

Requires all bottled water to be labeled with the date of bottling.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB 2138

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHY START.

Creates the healthy start program; exempts healthy start program from the budget allotment system. Clarifies purpose of healthy start program.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2081

Status

RELATING TO PREMATURE INFANT HEALTH CARE.

Requires the Department of Health to develop a plan to improve hospital discharge and follow-up care procedures for premature infants born earlier than 37 weeks gestational age to ensure standardized and coordinated processes are followed as premature infants leave the hospital.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2084

Status

RELATING TO THE FEDERAL DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITAL FUNDS.

Appropriates moneys for fiscal year 2010-2011 to match the federal disproportionate share hospital allowance allocated to the State; authorizes some appropriated funds to be used to obtain matching federal disproportionate share hospital allowance for prior fiscal year expenditures by the State.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2094

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAII PACIFIC HEALTH.

Authorizes the issuance of SPRBs to assist Hawaii Pacific Health in financing, refinancing, and/or reimbursing costs related to the acquisition or construction of health care facilities.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2086

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE DATA.

Ensures that appropriate health care entities are able to receive lab data in electronic format to facilitate the use and development of health care exchange networks.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2206

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Establishes a task force to evaluate the current state of health savings accounts options in Hawaii's health insurance market and to explore ways to expand access to these accounts in Hawaii.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2080

Status

RELATING TO DRIVER LICENSING.

Requires the examiner of drivers to design and implement a system for allowing license applicants to voluntarily indicate their blood type on a driver's license.

 

HLT, TRN

HB 2096

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires providers of accident or health and sickness insurance to base prescription drug coverage on a drug formulary or prior authorization requirements established and regularly updated by a drug formulary advisory board whose membership includes practicing physicians, pharmacists, and health care practitioners.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 4 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 586-8515 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