THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

TIME:

10:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard by the committees on: Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs; Transportation and International Affairs; Judiciary and Labor; Health and Technology and the Arts:

 

SB 2301

      (SSCR2272)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Requires shippers to notify the fire chief as to where fireworks shipments imported into the State or between counties are to be distributed; defines the term redistribution to clarify shipment notification requirements; and clarifies that labels on certain fireworks shall be at least nine square inches.

 

PSM/TIA, CPN

SB 2302

      (SSCR2103)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FIREWORKS.

Adds definitions and requirements for permanent and temporary consumer fireworks storage facilities.  Clarifies fireworks prohibitions and exceptions to those fireworks prohibitions.

 

PSM, CPN

SB 2365, SD1

      (SSCR2439)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INSURANCE CLAIMS.

Limits the reimbursement payments of prescription medications, including relabeled or repackaged prescription medications, in workers' compensation claims.  (SD1)

 

JDL, CPN

SB 2469, SD1

      (SSCR2324)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires reimbursement for services provided through telehealth to be equivalent to reimbursement for the same services provided via face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient.  Clarifies that a health care provider of telehealth includes primary care providers, mental health providers, and oral health providers such as physicians and osteopathic physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, psychologists, and dentists.  Amends references to "telemedicine" in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to "telehealth" for consistency.  Effective 1/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

HTH/TEC, CPN

SB 2577, SD1

      (SSCR2244)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS.

Requires naturopathic physicians to qualify for prescription privileges by:  (1) completing fifteen hours of pharmacology continuing medical education annually; and (2) maintaining a collegial relationship with a prescribing physician licensed under chapter 453.  Restricts naturopathic physicians to prescribe only items under categories 1-7 of the naturopathic formulary effective August 9, 2013, and as may be subsequently amended.  Requires naturopathic physicians to provide a monthly report to the board of naturopathic medicine with a list of the type and number of each prescription of naturopathic formulary prescribed.  Requires the board of naturopathic medicine to annually report prescription data to the legislature.  Repeals 6/30/2016.  (SD1)

 

HTH, CPN

 

 

 

 

Decision making meeting only, no oral testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to offer comments may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. Testimony may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Committee at CPNTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.  Please indicate the measure, date and time of the hearing.  Email sent to individual offices or any other Senate office will not be accepted.

 

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair