HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

AMENDED TO REPLACE FIRST NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Thursday, October 06, 2011

TIME:

10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to review human services issues relating to the Micronesian community in Hawaii, the history of the Federal Compact, and the state costs of providing human services to the Micronesian community and the federal reimbursement to the state.

 

At the conclusion of the briefing, the Chair of the House Human Services Committee will highlight the agreed upon solutions proposed to better address adequate reimbursement of human services' costs of COMPACT citizens in Hawaii.

 

The following organizations or individuals have been invited to participate in this briefing:

 

Hawaii's U.S. Congressional Delegates or their representatives

Department of Human Services

Representative of Liberty Dialysis & Fresenius Medical Center (Both agencies have merged and offer dialysis treatment statewide)

U.S. Officials with Federal Hospitals or Medical Centers in Hawaii

 

PANEL MEMBERS TO DISCUSS HISTORY OF THE COMPACT AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS COSTS AND HEALTHCARE OF COMPACT CITIZENS[1]

Victor Geminiani, J.D., Director, Lawyers For Equal Justice

Neal Palafox, M.D., Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Seiji Yamada, M.D., Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Dina Shek, J.D., Director, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii

Noda Lojkar, Consul General, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Henry Shrew, Acting Consul General, Federated States of Micronesia

Wilfred C. Alik, M.D., Chair Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition

 

Individuals under the COMPACT

Agencies and faith based organizations which receive state funding for COMPACT citizens.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6050.

 

Only testimony from people on the testifiers list will be accepted.

 

Persons on the testifiers list 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: One copy (including an original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;

FAX:     For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

 

APPROVED

 

 

__________________________________

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker of the House

 



[1] Note: The Panel Members do not represent House Human Services Committee members or the views of the House of Representatives.