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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 05, 2016

TIME:

9:15 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 DELETED from the agenda: HB2430

 

HB 1944

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs to cover services provided through telehealth. Specifies medical professional liability insurance policy requirements with regard to telehealth coverage. Clarifies requirements for establishing provider-patient relationships for telehealth for purposes of reimbursement. Specifies reimbursement requirements for distant site and originating site providers. Requires written disclosure of coverages and benefits associated with telehealth services. Ensures telehealth encompasses store and forward technologies, remote monitoring, live consultation, and mobile health. Ensures telehealth is covered when originating in a patient's home and other non-medical environments. Clarifies requirements for physicians and out-of-state physicians to establish a physician-patient relationship via telehealth. Ensures reimbursement requirements for telehealth services apply to all health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Makes other conforming amendments related to telehealth.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2577

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires patient approval prior to the delivery of any medical services through telehealth. Prohibits health insurance companies from limiting the setting where telehealth services are provided or requiring in-person contact between a patient and physician before the delivery of telehealth services.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2430

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Requires dentist, physician, osteopathic physician, physician assistant, nurse, and pharmacist licensee applicants who have had a license, permit, or ability to practice suspended in another jurisdiction to undergo a hearing to show cause why suspension should be terminated prior to being issued a license to practice in Hawaii. Requires the board of dental examiners, Hawaii medical board, board of nursing, and board of pharmacy to summarily suspend a Hawaii license upon a determination that a licensee has had a license, registration, or ability to practice suspended or revoked in any other jurisdiction, pending a hearing to show cause. Requires orders of summary suspension or disciplinary action taken due to actions arising in other jurisdictions to be public record.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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