STAND. COM. REP. NO. 204-16
RE: H.B. No. 1757
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1757 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize pharmacies to provide customized patient medication packages to patients of institutional facilities or to members of the general public, subject to certain conditions.
The Adult Foster Homecare Association of Hawaii and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health opposed this measure. The Board of Pharmacy; State Council on Developmental Disabilities; University of Hawaii at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; and Aloha Care Homes Corporation commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Broadening the type of consent a pharmacist may obtain from a patient, patient caregiver, patient guardian, and prescribing practitioner to allow for not only written consent;
(2) Specifying that the customized patient medication package shall meet all generally-applicable requirements for labeling, dispensing, transmission, refills, and branding pursuant to state law;
(3) Specifying that the definition of "pharmacist" has the same meaning as "registered pharmacist" in Section 461-1, HRS; and
(4) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2070, to facilitate further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1757, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1757, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair