HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 24, 2014

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

HB 1740

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Amends the appropriations provided in Act 217, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, for fiscal year 2014-2015 for establishment of the statewide language access resource center and establishment of the multilingual website pilot project administered by the office of language access. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1748

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for financial assistance for Hawaii interpreters for training and certification in medical or healthcare interpretation and for the development of medical glossaries in the primary foreign languages spoken in Hawaii.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1749

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for three positions within the Office of Language Access.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1597

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Addresses primary care physician shortages by appropriating funds for the interdisciplinary Hawaii health systems corporation primary care training program at Maui Memorial medical center.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 1742

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PRIMARY CARE TRAINING PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the interdisciplinary Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Primary Care Training Program at Hilo Medical Center. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

HB 1722

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation to establish and fund two special emergency medical response vehicle units based in Puna and Makalei on the island of Hawaii, including acquisition of vehicles, equipment and personnel costs.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2033

Status

RELATING TO JURY DUTY.

Exempts breastfeeding mothers from jury duty for up to one year from the time the mother began breastfeeding the child.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2037

Status

RELATING TO PROJECT KEALAHOU.

Appropriates $50,000 for the continued funding of project kealahou, within the child and adolescent mental health division of the department of health.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2039

Status

RELATING TO CANCER.

Appropriates $100,000 to the department of health for the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2053

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Establishes a fall prevention and early detection coordinator within the Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch. Appropriates $78,555 for FY 2014-2015.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2055

Status

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Requires hospitals to allow patients the opportunity to designate a caregiver. Requires hospitals to include designated caregiver in patient's medical record, notify caregiver prior to patient's transfer or discharge, consult with caregiver about patient's discharge plan, and instruct designated caregivers in after-care tasks.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2056

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Part I: Establishes a fall prevention and early detection coordinator within Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch. Appropriates funds. Part II: Removes hiring requirement by director of health in accordance to chapters 76 and 89, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the position of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator. Appropriates funds for the Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator. Appropriates funds for various kupuna, aging, disability, and senior center programs. Part III: Requires the executive office on aging of the department of health to conduct an education and awareness campaign on long-term care and have the campaign independently evaluated. Appropriates funds. Part IV: Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent permanent prevention of elder abuse and fraud position under the executive office on aging. Part V: Appropriates funds for awareness and education of elder abuse, neglect, and fraud.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2052

Status

RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Increases access to POLST by updating references from "physician orders for life-sustaining treatment" to "provider orders for life-sustaining treatment" throughout chapter 327K, HRS; expanding health care provider signatory authority to include advanced practice registered nurses; and correcting inconsistencies over terms used to describe who may sign a POLST form on behalf of a patient.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

New material is indicated in bold.

 

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     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