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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 21, 2014

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HCR 48 / HR 29 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGULATED STATEWIDE DISPENSARY SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

 

 

HLT, JUD

HCR 40

Status

RECOGNIZING AND DESIGNATING THE HAWAII HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE AS THE ONLY FULLY OPERATIONAL, STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE OPERATING IN HAWAII.

 

 

HLT, CPC

HCR 140

Status

REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES TO REBASE THE BASIC PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM RATES FOR INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THAT SERVE MEDICAID RECIPIENTS TO BE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015, AND THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH TO INCLUDE SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO COVER ANY INCREASE IN BASIC PAYMENT SYSTEM RATES RESULTING FROM REBASING IN ITS 2015-2017 BIENNIUM BUDGET.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 39 / HR 21 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO BEGIN MONTHLY TESTING OF PACIFIC OCEAN AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS AND THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF EXPERTS TO ASSESS THE SAFETY OF AND RISK OF RADIATION IN SEAFOOD PRODUCTS FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 89 / HR 64 /

Status / Status

ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO ALLOW DOGS IN PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND BARS.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 52 / HR 34 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NOT TO USE ANY TYPE OF PESTICIDE OR HERBICIDE ON ANY SCHOOL PROPERTY.

 

 

HLT, EDN

HCR 53 / HR 35 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER THE NEED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HEAT AND SUN EXPOSURE, IN ADDITION TO RAINFALL, WHEN ASSESSING THE NEED FOR COVERED PLAY YARDS AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

 

HLT, EDN

HCR 238 / HR 188 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AND THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH TO FORM A WORKING GROUP TO ASSESS WHETHER CHILDREN IN HAWAII WHO ARE DEAF OR SEVERELY HARD OF HEARING AND WHO CHOOSE THE AURAL/ORAL ROUTE OF COMMUNICATION RECEIVE PROPER TRAINING AND SUPPORT TO LEARN SPOKEN LANGUAGE SKILLS.

 

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HCR 83 / HR 57 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF WIDESPREAD AVAILABILITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS IN THE STATE FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT.

 

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HCR 163 / HR 123 /

Status / Status

STRONGLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO NEGOTIATE A LAND EXCHANGE SO THAT WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL GAIN OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF ITS CAMPUS.

 

 

HLT, HED

HR 66

Status

REQUESTING IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT 226, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2013, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS.

 

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HCR 239

Status

REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO ITEMIZE MEDICAL BILLS FOR PATIENTS AND TO ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT A UNIFORM GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR THE RESOLUTION OF COMPLAINTS RELATING TO MEDICAL BILLS.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HR 41

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS OR DEVICES TO SUPPLEMENT EXISTING HAWAII STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

 

 

HLT, TRN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair