HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Representative Della Au Belatti, Chair

Representative 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 03, 2016

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1627

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS BY THE REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMPLAINTS OFFICE.

Requires the regulated industries complaints office to establish a division that specializes in medical cases involving regulated professions and occupations. Appropriates funds for field investigator positions who specialize in medical cases.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2335

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN DISCIPLINE.

Authorizes the Hawaii Medical Board to impose the same disciplinary action against a licensee as was taken by another state or federal agency. Establishes conditions for the disciplinary action. Prohibits the licensee from practicing until a final order of discipline is issued if the licensee has been prohibited from practicing in another state.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1708

Status

RELATING TO MEDICINE AND SURGERY.

Creates a limited licensing exemption for visiting sports team physicians.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1755

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.

Amends various statutes to clarify the role of advanced practice registered nurses with regards to their authority and participation in the health care system. Amends definitions in the statutes to conform with the duties and responsibilities of advanced practice registered nurses.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2255

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.

Clarifies powers of physician assistants regarding nurses under chapter regulating physicians. Removes sunset date of Act 255, SLH 2012.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1756

Status

RELATING TO NURSING.

Establishes criminal history record check requirements for all nurse licensure, including licensure renewal, applicants. Authorizes the state board of nursing to develop rules necessary to implement the required criminal history record checks.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 2331

Status

RELATING TO BOARD MEMBER TERMS FOR THE BOARD OF NURSING AND THE BOARD OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.

Amends the board member terms in sections 457-3 and 468E-6(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, from three years to four years to align the terms of members of the Board of Nursing and the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology with the terms of members of the other twenty-three boards and commissions under the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1899

Status

RELATING TO LICENSURE OF CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIVES.

Establishes licensure requirements for the practice of midwifery. Requires the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to adopt rules regulating the practice of midwifery.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 1937

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Requires the licensure of school psychologists in both the public and private sectors of employment.

 

HLT, EDN, CPC

HB 1758

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the John A. Burns School of Medicine to fund medical residency programs to help alleviate the shortage of primary care physicians in rural Oahu and neighbor island communities.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     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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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair