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:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2447

Status

RELATING TO FURNISHING THE DATE OF VITAL EVENTS TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WITHIN THE STATE OF HAWAII THAT REQUEST VERIFICATION.

Amends section 338-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Department of Health to disclose dates of vital events to governmental agencies within the State of Hawaii seeking verification of information contained in vital statistics records for purposes of updating official lists.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2568

Status

RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Permits the department of health to identify a designee to perform background checks on its behalf as may be required by law and relating to employment, contracting, licensure, certification, or volunteer status.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2563

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY.

Authorizes the Department of Health to allow limited health insurer access to the Hawaii Immunization Registry and authorizes the Hawaii Immunization Registry to store minimal demographic information for individuals who have elected to refuse inclusion in the Hawaii Immunization Registry.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2570

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING OF DIETITIANS.

Consolidates licensing of registered dietitians as healthcare professionals under the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2504

Status

RELATING TO ENTITIES REGULATED BY THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Removes confusing and obsolete provisions to streamline licensing process; updates financial regulatory requirements to be more consistent with requirements placed on traditional insurance companies; and modernizes the fee amounts paid by these entities.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2023

Status

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Makes permanent the assessment and deposit of center for nursing fees into the compliance resolution fund and distribution of those funds to the credit of the center for nursing special fund.

 

HLT, HED, 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 586-6150 or 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