HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Cheape

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 15, 2013

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1254, SD1

(SSCR740)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.

Appropriates funds to increase the on-call availability of emergency medical services and ambulance services in Ewa Beach. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 498, SD2

(SSCR517)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds out of the emergency medical services special fund to establish and fund a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week, special emergency medical response vehicle unit based in the Maalaea area on Maui, including acquisition of a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs, that is appropriately staffed at all times by a state licensed paramedic and equipped with all appropriate life-saving, emergency response equipment. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1138

(SSCR546)

Status

RELATING TO VACCINATION GUIDELINES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to adopt, amend, or repeal a list of specific vaccines and to adopt, amend, or repeal, as rules, the immunization recommendations of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, as they apply to the list of specific vaccines. This will ensure that immunizations required, and the manner and frequency of their administration, conform with currently recognized standard medical practices.

 

HLT, JUD

SB 1076

(SSCR477)

Status

RELATING TO THE USE OF THE DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE TITLE.

Requires acupuncture applicants for the use of the doctor of acupuncture title to complete their doctoral studies from an institution recognized by the United States acupuncture accrediting body or from a foreign institution that is licensed, approved, or accredited by the applicable governmental authority in that respective foreign jurisdiction and also requires applicants for the use of the doctor of acupuncture title who complete their doctoral studies from a doctoral program at an educational institution in a foreign jurisdiction to have their doctoral education credentials evaluated by professional evaluators designated by the Board of Acupuncture.

 

HLT, CPC

SB 343, SD2

(SSCR746)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Requires the director of health to participate in the national oral health surveillance system. Permits dental hygienists to apply preventative sealants, in consultation with a licensed dentist, in a school-based dental sealant program or federally qualified health center. Requires the department of health to establish and administer a school-based dental sealant program in a high-need demonstration school and report to the legislature about the department's efforts to prioritize prevention of tooth decay. Appropriates funds to establish and administer a school-based dental sealant program in a high-need demonstration school, including plans to implement the program on a statewide level. Takes effect 01/01/2054; repeals 01/01/2057. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 1073, SD2

(SSCR700)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS.

Establishes licensing and financial solvency requirements for dental insurers, including compliance with the requirements of chapter 423, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to dental service corporations. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 608, SD1

(SSCR510)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICINE.

Requires the Hawaii medical board to set content standards for physician continuing education regarding prevention and treatment of chronic disease through changes in nutrition and lifestyle. Requires the board to disseminate information on the subject to physicians and hospitals in the State. Directs the board to assemble a working group to discuss nutrition and lifestyle behavior for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease at a board meeting before July 1, 2016. Effective January 1, 2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC

SB 137, SD2

(SSCR654)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates an unspecified amount to the department of health to create one full-time position in the department to facilitate licensing of home care providers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 642

(SSCR511)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires cigarettes and tobacco products to be stored for sale behind a counter in certain establishments.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair