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, March 18, 2010

TIME:

10:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HR 13 / HCR 51

Status

DECLARING THE SECOND WEEK IN OCTOBER AS CASE MANAGEMENT WEEK.

 

 

HUS/HLT

HR 15 / HCR 53

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW TO DETERMINE WHETHER CASE MANAGERS SHOULD BE CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.

 

 

HUS/HLT, LMG, FIN

HR 22 / HCR 62

Status

SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS AND RECOGNIZING THEIR ROLE IN MAINTAINING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF HAWAII'S FRAIL AND VULNERABLE POPULATION.

 

 

HUS/HLT

HR 24 / HCR 64

Status

RECOGNIZING MARCH AS "ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME AND ADULT FOSTER HOME OPERATORS MONTH."

 

 

HUS/HLT

HR 25 / HCR 65

Status

STRONGLY URGING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL AID TO THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR THE PROVISION OF VARIOUS STATE SERVICES TO MIGRANTS FROM THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION NATIONS; DEEM MIGRANTS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FEDERALLY FUNDED FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE; AND PROVIDE DIALYSIS AND CHEMOTHERAPY CENTERS IN MICRONESIA AND ALL AREAS WITHIN THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION NATIONS.

 

 

HUS/HLT, TCI, FIN

HR 96 / HCR 158

Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE BREASTFEEDING AMONG MOTHERS WHO RECEIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FROM MEDICAID.

 

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HR 234 / HCR 319

Status

REQUESTING A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF ALL COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES RECEIVING MEDICAID FUNDING OR SUBSIDIZING INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID.

 

 

HUS/HLT, LMG

HR 240 / HCR 321

Status

REQUESTS THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR TO REVIEW AND COMPARE THE HEALTH CARE BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM, THE PREPAID HEALTH CARE ACT, AND THE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS OF THE EMPLOYER-UNION TRUST FUND.

 

 

HUS/HLT, LMG, FIN

HR 7 / HCR 13

Status

EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR THE HOME FOR LIFE TASK FORCE TO REPORT ON ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING BARRIERS TO AGING IN PLACE AND FACILITATING MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING.

 

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HR 34 / HCR 76

Status

URGING THE RATIFICATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

 

 

HLT/HUS, TCI

HR 93 / HCR 155

Status

REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO AUTHORIZE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGING IN PLACE TO CONTINUE TO MEET AND CARRY OUT THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE.

 

 

HLT/HUS, LMG

HR 12 / HCR 15

Status

ESTABLISHING A HAWAII STATE FALL PREVENTION TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A STATEWIDE APPROACH TO REDUCING FALLS AMONG OLDER ADULTS.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HR 27 / HCR 68

Status

RECOGNIZING THE FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS WORLD'S AIDS DAY IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.

 

 

HLT, TCI

HR 165 / HCR 235

Status

SUPPORTING THE PHASE OUT OF PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION OF DECABROMODIPHENL ETHER (DECABDE) AND ALL OTHER POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDES) IN THE UNITED STATES.

 

 

HLT, EBM

HCR 110

Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND OBESITY TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN.

 

 

HLT, CPC, LMG

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair