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 16, 2010

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2371, SD2

(SSCR2520)

Status

RELATING TO LIMITED BENEFIT HEALTH INSURANCE.

Excludes limited benefit health insurance and medicare supplements from provisions of chapter 431:10A enacted after July 1, 2010. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2102, SD2

(SSCR2412)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires providers of accident or health and sickness insurance to base prescription drug coverage a drug formulary or prior authorization requirements established and regularly updated by a drug formulary advisory board whose membership includes a majority of Hawaii resident practitioners. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2105, SD2

(HSCR707-10)

Status

RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Designates disability and communication access board as issuing agency for removable windshield placards, temporary removable windshield placards, special license plates, and identification cards. Deletes counties as issuing agency. Increases the time period that a placard is effective from 4 to 6 years. (SD2)

 

TRN, HLT, FIN

SB 2188

(SSCR2397)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Redefines the practice of dentistry to include teeth whitening.

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2491, SD2

(SSCR2418)

Status

RELATING TO TELEMEDICINE.

Clarifies telehealth as a practice of medicine. Amends liability insurance provisions to allow for telehealth coverage under medical malpractice insurance. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

SB 2700, SD1

(SSCR2356)

Status

RELATING TO THE DENTAL LICENSURE EXAMINATION.

Provides the board of dental examiners to accept either the ADEX examination or the CRDTS examination for licensure. Eff. date July 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 2745, SD2

(SSCR2610)

Status

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Makes Hawaii's controlled substance laws consistent with that of federal law and clarifies sections of chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to controlled substances. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2811, SD2

(SSCR2416)

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACIES.

Requires all pharmacies and remote dispensing pharmacies to have the capacity to accommodate electronic prescriptions. Requires all pharmacies and dispensing pharmacies to maintain prescription records electronically. Effective 7/1/50. (SD2)

 

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 329 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8519 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islanders with no e-mail access);

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