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:

Friday, January 29, 2010

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2461

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers and like entities to offer at least the same drug coverage to the insured that the insured had under the insured's previous policy with a different insurer or like entity.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2464

Status

RELATING TO PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Amends the definition of "practice of pharmacy" by changing the age of persons to whom immunizations are administered from 18 to nine years of age with parental consent.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2089

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers to: (1) report annually on how health insurance premiums are being spent; and (2) spend a minimum amount of the premiums on medical expenses.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB 2095

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS.

Provides a tax credit for emergency room physicians who work a minimum of 576 on-call hours in a state-approved emergency room.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2153

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Assesses a surcharge tax on all soft drinks sold in the State.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2152

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING DESIGN FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Allows the disability and communication access board to charge a fee to defray expenses of review of construction plans to ensure compliance with law. Establishes temporary fees until the board adopts permanent fees.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2349

Status

RELATING TO VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL.

Extends protection from assault and terroristic threatening to emergency room personnel.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2056

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACIST LICENSURE.

Broadens the practical experience requirements for a pharmacist license to include experience obtained in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Removes the requirement that supervision must take place in a pharmacy. Broadens the experience requirements to relate to the practice of pharmacy.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2350

Status

RELATING TO LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE.

Excludes limited benefit health insurance from provisions of chapter 431:10A enacted after July 1, 2010.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2208

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers to promptly pay claims for services to medicaid recipients, by repealing the exemption for medicaid claims from the clean claims law.

 

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 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