HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 11, 2011

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 421

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Requires health insurers and like entities to provide coverage for the repair and servicing of motorized wheelchairs and electronic convenience vehicles. Makes it an unfair and deceptive practice for vendors to not provide emergency repairs or for repair persons to not provide loaners or rentals during servicing or repairs.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 133

Status

RELATING TO LIMITATION OF ACTIONS.

Eliminates the statute of limitations for civil actions brought by persons subjected to sexual offenses as a minor. Revives for one year certain actions for which the statute of limitations had previously lapsed.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1046

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to enforce applicable federal law regarding accident and health or sickness insurance.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1053

Status

RELATING TO NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE EXAMINATIONS.

Amends the requirements of licensure for dental hygienists by specifying that the passage of the National Dental Hygiene Examination is a requirement for licensure.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 714

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH PLANNING.

Requires that the state health services and facilities plan be adopted in accordance with the rulemaking procedures of chapter 91, HRS. Establishes criteria for the plan.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 608, HD1

(HSCR126)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to be expended by the Department of Health to support ongoing services provided by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services certified kidney and liver transplant provider in Hawaii, and to support a federally-recognized chronic kidney disease management program. Effective July 1, 2011. (HB608 HD1)

 

HLT, FIN

HB 65

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES.

Requires public approval from residents within a 1-mile radius for the licensing of a new special treatment facility, or for renewal of such a license.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1344, HD1

(HSCR62)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Allows the sale of hand-pounded poi by an individual producer directly to consumers under certain conditions. Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules. (HB1344 HD1)

 

HAW, 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: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6281(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 586-6150or 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