TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2011
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 304A-2171, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
"(c) Moneys in the special fund shall be used to support the John A. Burns school of medicine's activities related to physician workforce assessment and planning within Hawaii; provided that of the physician workforce assessment fees transferred and deposited into the special fund pursuant to section 453‑8.8, per cent of the total amount of assessment fees deposited shall be used to:
(1) Address communication of federal health care reform and implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act;
(2) Support and develop the medical home model; and
(3) Support increases in physician reimbursements; provided further that expenditures from the special fund shall be limited to no more than $150,000 annually. This shall include but not be limited to maintaining accurate physician workforce assessment information and providing or updating personal and professional information, that shall be maintained in a secure database. The John A. Burns school of medicine may disclose information specific to any physician only with the express written consent of that physician."
SECTION 2. Section 453-8.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
§453-8.8[ ]] Physician
workforce assessment fee; license; physician workforce information. When a
license is renewed, each physician or surgeon and each osteopathic physician or
surgeon shall be assessed a fee of $60 that shall be transferred and deposited
into the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund established under
section 304A-2171 to support ongoing assessment and planning of the physician
workforce in Hawaii[ .], including:
(1) Addressing communication of federal health care reform and implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act;
(2) Supporting and developing the medical home model; and
(3) Supporting increases in physician reimbursements.
Payment of the physician workforce assessment fee shall be required for license renewal."
SECTION 3. Act 18, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, is amended as follows:
1. By amending section 5 to read:
"SECTION 5. The John A. Burns school of
medicine shall submit a report of findings and recommendations detailing its
assessment of the physician workforce to the legislature, the state health
planning and development agency, and the Hawaii medical board no later than
twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2011 and each [
year thereafter. The report to the Hawaii medical board shall also include
information on the expenditure of fees collected pursuant to section [ 453- ,]
453-8.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to produce a physician workforce plan
2. By amending section 9 to read:
"SECTION 9. This Act shall take effect on
July 1, 2009; provided that sections 3 and 4 shall be repealed on [
2012.] July 1, 2015."
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.
Physician Workforce Assessment Fee; John A. Burns School of Medicine
Extends the Physician Workforce Assessment Fee to July 1, 2015. Requires a portion of the assessment fees to be deposited into the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Special Fund to support health care reform, the medical home model, and physician reimbursements. Requires JABSOM to prepare an annual report regarding physician workforce. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB240 HD1)
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