HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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 4, 2010

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2990

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Recodifies current Hawaii Medicaid statutes under a new Medicaid Chapter.

 

HUS/HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2155

Status

RELATING TO CASE MANAGEMENT.

Requires case management agencies and case managers to adhere to a professional code of conduct. Establishes requirements for code of conduct.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2157

Status

RELATING TO EXPANDED ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Increases capacity from two to three nursing facility level residents in Type I Expanded Adult Residential Care Homes.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2160

Status

RELATING TO NURSE AIDES.

Provides that biannual maintenance and continuing education hours required for nurse aides include a competency evaluation approved by the Department of Human Services.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2260

Status

RELATING TO QUEST HEALTH CARE PAYMENTS.

Restores adult dental care under QUEST.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2467

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

Requires the Department of Human Services to provide medical assistance for dialysis, chemotherapy, inpatient and outpatient physician visits, and drug prescriptions for immigrants and noncitizens from the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2469

Status

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

Makes an emergency appropriation from the Emergency and Budget Reserve Fund to meet the general fund shortfall for payments to managed care plans contracted with the Department of Human Services to provide QUEST services.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2774

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Directs the department of human services to replace its QUEST program with the predecessor public assistance programs including the state health insurance program.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2978

Status

RELATING TO CARE HOMES.

Creates a uniform set of regulations concerning home and community-based residential care homes. Repeals current provisions relating to adult residential care homes, expanded adult residential care homes, and community care foster family homes.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2983

Status

RELATING TO PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION.

Makes a technical amendment to law on psychotropic medication.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair