THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING

Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair

Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

TIME:

1:20pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1107

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE.

Makes an emergency appropriation from the general revenues of the State of Hawaii for fiscal year 2014-2015 to address the budget shortfall for the general support for the general assistance program (HMS 204) in the Department of Human Services.  Effective upon approval.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 1106

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PROGRAM.

Amends the QUEST and QUEST Expanded Access references in the Hawaii Revised Statutes to remove language that refers to specific programs and replace it with "medicaid managed care".  The name change also authorizes all Medicaid managed care health plans to subject prescription drugs for conditions covered in section 346-352, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to prior authorization procedures.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 722

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

Requires the 30-day termination notices to be sent by certified mail or commercial delivery service instead of first-class mail.  Requires a 60-day grace period to reinstate coverage under a lapsed policy where cognitive impairment or loss of functional capacity is involved.

 

HSH, CPN

SB 912

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Provides for an inflationary adjustment to long-term care facility prospective payment rates.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 968

      Status & Testimony

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ADULT PROTECTIVE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES BRANCH.

Appropriates moneys for FY 2016 and FY 2017 from the state general fund for positions within the adult protective and community services branch.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 920

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Increases the medicaid reimbursement rate paid by the State to equal the medicare reimbursement rate for primary and acute care.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 262

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Amends Act 156, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, as amended by Act 142, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, as amended by Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014, to continue the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program by extending the sunset date of the Act and appropriating funding out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2015-2016.

 

HSH, WAM

SB 276

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELDER AND VULNERABLE ADULTS.

Creates the Hawaii kupuna trust fund, which comprises public and private funding for meeting the outstanding and future needs of the elder and vulnerable adult population.

 

HSH, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland

Chair