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:

Wednesday, March 19, 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 has been ADDED to the agenda: SB 2194, SD1

 

SB 2032, SD2

(SSCR2584)

Status

RELATING TO VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL.

Adds intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to medical services providers to assault in the second degree offense. Expands the medical services providers to which the offense would apply. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2264, SD2

(SSCR2701)

Status

RELATING TO CAREGIVING.

Permits hospitals to allow patients the opportunity to designate a lay caregiver. Allows hospitals to include the designated lay caregiver in the patient's medical record, notify the lay caregiver prior to the patient's transfer or discharge, consult with the lay caregiver about the patient's discharge plan, and instruct the designated lay caregivers in after-care. Provides immunity to hospitals and their employees that allow patients the opportunity to designate a lay caregiver or provide voluntary after-care training. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2348, SD2

(SSCR2484)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation to establish and fund two advanced life support ambulances based in Puna and Makalei on the island of Hawaii, including acquisition of vehicles, equipment, and personnel costs. Effective 07/01/2050 (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 122 / HR 87 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY SERVICES PATIENT ADVOCATE PROGRAM.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2574, SD1

(SSCR2485)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

Permits board certified pain specialist physicians, oncologists, ophthalmologists, and board certified palliative care physicians to prescribe medical marijuana beginning January 2, 2015. (SD1)

 

HLT, JUD/CPC

HCR 74 / HR 51 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SYSTEM OF REGISTERED DISPENSARIES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DISPENSE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

 

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

SB 2866, SD1

(SSCR2655)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 203 / HR 160 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION AND ITS REGIONAL BOARDS TO SUBMIT PLANS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING ITS OPERATING DEFICITS.

 

 

HLT, FIN

SB 2235, SD2, HD1

(HSCR949-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires children to undergo a physical examination prior to attending seventh grade beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2235 HD1)

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

SB 2496, SD2

(SSCR2613)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Imposes an excise tax equal to an unspecified percentage of the wholesale price of any tobacco product, other than large cigars, sold by a wholesaler or dealer on and after 1/1/2015, whether or not sold at wholesale, or if not sold then at the same rate upon the use by the wholesaler or dealer. Requires any increase in the excise tax rate imposed on cigarettes or little cigars on or after 1/1/2015 to trigger an automatic excise tax increase on other tobacco products on or after 1/1/2015. Requires the moneys collected under the excise tax on tobacco products to be deposited to the credit of the Hawaii cancer research special fund. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 186

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF PROHIBITING SMOKING ON ALL OF HAWAII'S BEACHES.

 

 

HLT, OMH, FIN

HCR 149 / HR 107 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL SERVICES FOR WOMEN WITH DENSE BREAST TISSUE.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 100 / HR 74 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR MEDICALLY NECESSARY TREATMENT OF OROFACIAL ANOMALIES.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 141

Status

URGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACTION PLAN TO MITIGATE IMMEDIATE AND FUTURE CRITICAL SHORTAGES OF PHYSICIANS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.

 

 

HLT, HED, FIN

SB 2194, SD1

(SSCR2543)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires birthing facilities to perform a pulse oximetry test to screen for critical congenital heart defects, as well as other procedures as specified by the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, on every newborn in its care prior to discharge from the facility, with certain exceptions. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)

 

Pending Re-referral
HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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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