HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

 

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:

Thursday, February 02, 2012

TIME:

10:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2130

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the State to pay interest on late payments to an operator of an adult day care facility, community care foster family home, or adult residential care home. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2131

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.

Allows a community care foster family home to remain open for at least another six months upon losing its only medicaid patient, if a physician, licensed in the State, certifies that removal of the remaining private-pay client may result in transfer trauma to the remaining private-pay client.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2189

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires medicaid home and community-based waiver programs to allow family members hired and directed by the waiver program individual to provide specific approved in-home care services to the individual.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1689

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Implements the long-term care partnership program, allowing individuals to qualify for medicaid coverage for continued long-term care prior to exhausting their assets.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1954

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Provides reimbursements by medicaid and its contracted health plans to hospitals for patients occupying acute-licensed beds who are waitlisted for long-term care and to facilities with long-term care beds for patients with medically-complex conditions who prior to admission to the facility were receiving acute care services in an acute care hospital. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1724

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the department of human services to: (1) Provide medicaid presumptive eligibility to patients who have been waitlisted for long-term care; (2) Conduct a study of a computerized medicaid applications system to address inefficiencies and other problems associated with processing medicaid applications; and (3) Submit findings and recommendations to the legislature regarding costs and other issues related to medicaid presumptive eligibility. Appropriates funds to cover the costs of any reimbursements made to providers or plans for services that are provided during the time waitlisted patients are enrolled but are eventually determined to be ineligible. Effective July 1, 2012, and repealed on June 31, 2017.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2138

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Requires the DHS to implement state-of-the-art technologies in its medicaid and children's health insurance programs to increase the department's ability to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs. Report to 2013 legislature.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2050

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires training programs and the recertification process for nurse aides to include a multicultural health awareness and education program. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2115

Status

RELATING TO CANCER.

Establishes the Hawaii colorectal cancer screening program to assist individuals with the detection and care of colorectal cancer. Appropriates funds for the program.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1886

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

Makes it a class C felony for parents, guardians, and custodians of a child to fail to report the disappearance or death of the child to the Department of Human Services or the police department within     hours. Makes it a class C felony for family members to fail to report known child abuse or neglect to the Department of Human Services or police department within     hours.

 

HUS/HLT, JUD

HB 2517

Status

RELATING TO THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS.

Create aging and disability resource centers in each county to streamline access to long-term supports and services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 2792

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to provide medical assistance for dialysis, chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments, inpatient and outpatient physician visits, and drug prescriptions. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

HUS/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

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair