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 31, 2014

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

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

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HCR 16

 

HB 2456

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, requires a child to have a dental examination prior to entering any elementary, middle or intermediate, or high school for the first time in the State.

 

HLT, EDN

HB 2457

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to establish or enter into partnerships or agreements to administer a dental sealant program in a high-need school. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2458

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENE.

Changes the name of the board of dental examiners to "board of dentistry and dental hygiene". Decreases the number of members on the board from twelve to eleven members. Requires four members to be licensed, practicing dental hygienists. Requires at least one of the practicing dentist members to be a practicing dentist with a background in public health dentistry or a license in community service dentistry. Prohibits members from being in any way connected with or having financial interest in any dental examination company.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2459

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Requires any dentist who prescribes or administers general anesthesia, intravenous-conscious sedation, or conscious sedation in providing dental services to obtain a written authorization issued by the Board of Dental Examiners. Requires site certification for locations where specified anesthesia is prescribed or administered.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2460

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTS.

Creates a specialty license for dentists qualified to practice a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). Allows the Board of Dental Examiners to establish committees to assist the Board in licensing ADA-recognized specialties.

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 16

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF TELEDENTISTRY FOR THE VULNERABLE AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS, SUCH AS ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE AND COST EFFICIENCIES, AND TO IDENTIFY THE BARRIERS TO THE PRACTICE OF TELEDENTISTRY IN HAWAII.

 

 

HB 2411

Status

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.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2299

Status

RELATING TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

Authorizes the Department of Health to create permanent or temporary exempt Privacy Officer and Security Officer positions.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2270

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Updates title 24 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to insurance.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2174

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2225

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2061

Status

RELATING TO FERTILITY RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.

Requires insurance coverage for embryo, oocyte, and sperm cryopreservation procedures for adults diagnosed with cancer who have not started cancer treatment.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2355

Status

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2522

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires each individual or group accident and health or sickness insurance policy issued or renewed after December 31, 2014, to provide coverage for medically necessary orthodontic services for the treatment of orofacial anomalies.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 2224

Status

RELATING TO GROUP HOMES.

Establishes a registry for clean and sober homes within the department of health; appropriates funds; amends the county zoning statute to better align functions of state and county jurisdictions to comply with federal law; and excludes clean and sober homes from the residential landlord-tenant code.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2528

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires vendors who have been awarded contracts through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies bidding program to have a physical presence in Hawaii.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6281 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

Electronic testimony will be accepted until the start of the hearing.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9429 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair