HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 13, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1161

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to restore basic adult dental benefits to medicaid enrollees and to provide outreach and eligibility services for individuals and families at federally qualified health centers. Appropriates funds from the community health centers special fund to establish health care homes.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1239

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Requires the State to pay costs assessed on low-income Compacts of Free Association residents and other lawfully present legal permanent residents who receive health care through the Hawaii Health Connector and would otherwise be eligible for Medicaid except for their citizenship status. Requires the Department of Human Services to engage in community outreach. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 497

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Part I: Appropriates funds for the kupuna care program and an aging and disability resource center. Part II: Removes hiring requirement by director of health in accordance with 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. Part III: Appropriates funds for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly. Part IV: Appropriates funds for various senior center programs. Part V: Appropriates funds to support the healthy aging partnership program. Part VI: Appropriates funds for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness campaign.

 

HLT/HUS, FIN

HB 600

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home if certain requirements are met.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1195

Status

RELATING TO EXPANDED ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Increases the capacity from two to three nursing facility level residents in Type I Expanded Adult Residential Care Homes. Sunsets June 30, 2018.

 

HLT/HUS, 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.

 

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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.

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair