HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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, January 27, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1736

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Specifies that the Hawaii health connector shall establish separate risk pools for the individual market and the small group market. Establishes staggered terms for board members. Clarifies qualifications of and restrictions on navigators. Clarifies role of DHS in determining medicaid eligibility. Effective 7/1/12.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2273

Status

RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.

Requires the DOE and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to develop a concussion awareness program to provide guidelines for public and private schools.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2035

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Prohibits an insurer from requiring a doctor's referral for annual covered mammograms.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1876

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.

Requires a dental hygienist license to be prominently displayed at all times in the office where the dental hygienist is employed or practices.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1965

Status

RELATING TO CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PHARMACISTS.

Clarifies the continuing education requirement for pharmacists.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1955

Status

RELATING TO HOME CARE.

Appropriates funds to cover staffing and other initial costs associated with the licensing of home care agencies. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1960

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Prohibits retailers from displaying or storing tobacco products through self-service display or engaging in tobacco product retailing through self-service display.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2276

Status

RELATING TO SKATEBOARDS.

Requires any person under the age of sixteen to wear a helmet while operating a skateboard. Establishes a fine.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1953

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.

Makes an appropriation to expand emergency medical services and ambulance services on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. Makes a grant pursuant to Chapter 42F to Wahiawa General Hospital to provide additional emergency room services.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1846

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to $3,000,000, for Wahiawa General Hospital to construct health care facilities. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1952

Status

RELATING TO BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS.

Appropriates matching funds for Hawaii Pacific Health to establish a bone marrow transplant center.

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

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/submittestimony.aspx.

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.

 

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 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