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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

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 ADDED to the agenda: HB589, HB947, HB1176

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB591

 

HB 393, HD1

(HSCR182)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.

Waives DOH water quality certification requirement for restoration, repair, and operation of Hawaiian loko ia (fishponds) that are permitted under the Statewide Programmatic General Permit process, administered by the DLNR. (HB393 HD1)

 

OMH, HLT, FIN

HB 591

Status

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

Requires the chairperson of the board of land and natural resources and the Hawaii Public Health Association to appoint members to a climate change and health working group to examine various potential health impacts of climate change and assist the State's health professionals in effectively and efficiently preparing for and responding to the various potential health impacts; and requires the interagency climate adaption committee to include the findings and recommendations of the climate change and health working group in the committee's report to the legislature.

 

EEP/WAL, HLT

HB 859

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Expands the list of state-licensed care facilities for which the Department of Health is required to post electronic inspection reports on its website. Requires the Department to maintain a forum on its website where state-licensed care facilities may post vacancy information.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 589

Status

RELATING TO STROKE CARE.

Establishes a stroke coalition and a stroke database in the DOH.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 836

Status

RELATING TO ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT.

Appropriates funds for each year of the 2015-2017 fiscal biennium to establish at least one additional assertive community treatment team for mental health outreach and case management.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 947

Status

RELATING TO RECORDS OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS.

Creates consistency between statutes pertaining to Unfit to Proceed and Acquit and Commit regarding the Hawaii State Hospital receiving copies of court examinations upon commitment to the hospital.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1176

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Prohibits persons licensed pursuant to chapters 453 or 463E, from prescribing more than a thirty-day supply of narcotic drugs. Prohibits the automatic refill of narcotic drugs.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD

HB 763

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Requires the Executive Office on Aging to establish a three-year senior playground pilot program within the executive office on aging. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Repealed June 30, 2019.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 782

Status

RELATING TO THE CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.

Requires DOH to establish a public education program on the cytomegalovirus to educate pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Requires the responsible physician of a newborn infant identified as, or suspected of, having a hearing impairment to test the newborn infant for the cytomegalovirus.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1109

Status

RELATING TO A BEHAVIOR SUPPORT REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

Describes the behavioral support review process to conduct multidisciplinary reviews of restraints or seclusion of persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities, and exempts those who participate in the reviews from liability.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1238

Status

RELATING TO LATEX.

Prohibits the use of latex gloves in dental health facilities, health care facilities, by personnel providing ambulance services or emergency medical services pursuant to the state comprehensive emergency medical services system, and in food establishments.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1291

Status

RELATING TO THE REGISTRY OF CLEAN AND SOBER HOMES.

Provides immunity from liability to the Department of Health, its employees, agents, and volunteers for operating the clean and sober homes registry in good faith and in compliance with statutory requirements.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 448

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Requires the DOH to conduct reviews of domestic violence fatalities, near-deaths, and suicides. Requires the DOH to enter into an MOU to develop procedures for obtaining information relating to near-deaths resulting from intimate partner assaults. Requires reviews to commence within 1 year following the death, near-death, or suicide. Requires information and recommendations from the review process to be compiled for system reform efforts.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 460

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes limited immunity for individuals who seek medical assistance for victims of overdoses of drugs or alcohol.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 119, HD1

(HSCR191)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program by authorizing the Director of Finance to establish savings accounts that empower individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support the individual with a disability. Creates the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program Trust Fund. (HB119 HD1)

 

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