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, March 13, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2434, SD1

(SSCR2431)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Specifies that the Hawaii health connector shall establish and administer one separate program to serve the individual market and one separate program to serve the small group market. Establishes staggered terms for board members. Clarifies qualifications of and restrictions on navigators. Clarifies role of the department of human services in determining medicaid eligibility. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 3036, SD1

(SSCR2507)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Specifies that group health insurance plans shall provide dependent coverage for natural grandchildren adopted by plan participants or beneficiaries. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2766, SD2

(SSCR2741)

Status

RELATING TO ENTITIES REGULATED BY THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

Updates the insurance code by removing or revising certain provisions that relate to the licensing and regulation of mutual benefit societies and health maintenance organizations; updates financial regulatory requirements and fees to be more consistent with requirements placed on traditional insurance companies. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2106, SD2

(SSCR2619)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers to provide outpatient prescription drug coverage. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2084, SD1

(SSCR2502)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Prohibits an insurer from requiring a doctor's referral for annual covered screening mammograms for insureds over the age of forty. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2101, SD1

(SSCR2585)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRICARE PROGRAM.

Makes permanent the general excise tax exemption on amounts received by a managed care support contractor of the TRICARE program for the actual cost or advancement to third party health care providers pursuant to a contract with the United States. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, PBM, FIN

SB 2825, SD1

(SSCR2571)

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. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2228, SD2

(SSCR2500)

Status

RELATING TO PSEUDOEPHEDRINE.

Establishes an electronic tracking system for the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine base beginning 1/1/13. Requires the department of public safety narcotics enforcement division to implement the electronic tracking system in conjunction with the existing narcotics tracking system no later than 1/1/15. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2436, SD1

(SSCR2533)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG.

Requires the director of human services to develop a uniform prescription drug prior authorization form no later than 07/01/2013. Beginning 01/01/2014, requires the uniform prescription drug prior authorization form to be used by prescribers and health care insurance providers. Effective 7/1/50. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2182

(SSCR2704)

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

SB 2398, SD2

(SSCR2677)

Status

RELATING TO TATTOO ARTISTS.

Restricts the sale of tattoo supplies. Requires blood borne pathogen test as a prerequisite for licensure beginning 1/1/2013 and every four years after initial test to continue to hold a license. Prohibits tattoo trade shows. Prohibits body piercing or body modifications at product demonstrations or educational demonstrations. Creates a tattoo artist task force. Reports to legislature. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC, LMG

SB 2824

(SSCR2546)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

Removes the exemption for dietary supplements from the deposit beverage container program.

 

HLT, EEP/ERB, 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

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

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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.

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair