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, March 9, 2010

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2599, SD2

(SSCR2427)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Mandates health insurance coverage to screen for colorectal cancer by colonoscopy or another screening modality graded A or B by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2494, SD2

(SSCR2417)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers and like entities to offer continued coverage of specific prescription medications where an individual's physician determines that continued coverage is in the best interest of the patient after changing insurance carriers. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2726, SD2

(SSCR2554)

Status

RELATING TO TIME FRAMES TO REGAIN FITNESS TO PROCEED.

Establishes specific time frames for a commitment or release on conditions when unfit defendants are charged with non-violent petty misdemeanors (60 days) and non-violent misdemeanors (120 days). Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2529, SD2

(SSCR2454)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE CLAIMS.

Establishes a system under the department of commerce and consumer protection to collect, analyze, and distribute health insurance claims information; establishes a health care claims uniform reporting and evaluation task force to review the policies and procedures of the health care claims uniform reporting and evaluation system. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 2885, SD2

(SSCR2436)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

SB 2919, SD1

(SSCR2442)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL.

Requires the department of public safety to provide security at Hawaii state hospital. Requires report from department of health, in collaboration with department of public safety, to the legislature on the plan for the provision of short and long-term security for the needs of the forensic population of the Hawaii state hospital. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, PBS, FIN

SB 2898, SD1

(SSCR2394)

Status

RELATING TO DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDANT NURSES.

Amends requirements for diversion programs for chemically dependent nurses to allow the board of nursing to recognize alternative program sponsors. Clarifies disciplinary and reporting requirements. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2600, SD2

(SSCR2434)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.

Creates licensing and regulatory standards for respiratory therapists. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HLT, CPC, 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: 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 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HLTtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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