STAND. COM. REP. NO.  710

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 467

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 467, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to promote children's health by requiring birthing facilities to screen for critical congenital heart defects in newborns prior to discharge.

 

     Specifically, this measure requires birthing facilities to conduct a pulse oximetry test or another medically accepted test that measures blood oxygen saturation, unless otherwise provided.

 

     The Department of Health, American Heart Association, March of Dimes Foundation, and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children testified in support of this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 467, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair