THE SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2015

 

LEGISLATIVE FAMILY CAREGIVERS WORKING GROUP

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland

Rep. Gregg Takayama

 

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

DATE:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TIME:

11:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

Pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution 107, Senate Draft 1, House Draft 1, the 2015 Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group is convening to examine and assess issues related to family caregivers, including but not limited to: the role of family caregivers; the current practice of designating family caregivers; notification of family caregivers when a hospital discharges a patient or transfers a patient to another licensed facility; family caregivers’ involvement in discharge planning and instruction; the role of hospitals and hospital staff in the instruction of family caregivers; the role of insurance plans in paying for the instruction of family caregivers by hospitals and hospital staff; and legislative and regulatory recommendations on how best to involve family caregivers in the patient-discharge process and prepare family caregivers for post-discharge tasks.

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to brief the Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group on the March 2015 Report prepared by the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Health pursuant to HCR 78, Session Laws of Hawai‘i 2014, Requesting the Department of Health to Convene a Family Caregivers Working Group to Examine and Assess the Role of Caregiving for Patients Released from Hospitals, the State of their Overall Circumstances, and the Resources in the Community Needed and Available to Assist Them.  Invitees to this Informational Briefing include:

 

Representative(s) from the Department of Health, State of Hawai‘i.

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing.  Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425.

 

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Senator  Suzanne Chun Oakland

Member, Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group

 

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Representative Della Au Belatti

Member, Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group

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Senator  Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

 

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Representative Joseph M. Souki

Speaker of the House