HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. 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:

Friday, February 05, 2016

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2061

Proposed HD1

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REESTABLISH A VECTOR CONTROL BRANCH.

Proposed HD1: Makes an emergency appropriation for fiscal year 2015-2016 to the Department of Health for the dengue fever outbreak. Makes an appropriation for fiscal year 2016-2017 to the department of health to hire more vector control employees and reestablish a vector control branch. (HD1 PROPOSED)

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1745

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a disease outbreak response fund for epidemic control. Authorizes the Director of Health, rather than the Governor, to declare an epidemic and to use moneys in the disease outbreak response fund for relief. Makes an appropriation.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2234

Status

RELATING TO DENGUE FEVER.

Requires the auditor to conduct a management audit to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the disease outbreak control division of the department of health in the division's response to the 2015 outbreak of dengue fever on the island of Hawaii. Appropriates funds to the department of health for mosquito assessment and control efforts for the island of Hawaii to assist in reducing the occurrence and combatting the risk of dengue fever.

 

HLT, LMG, FIN

HB 1895

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires insurers to cover a three-month period for the first dispensing of prescription contraceptive supplies to an insured. Requires insurers to cover a twelve-month period for the subsequent dispensing of the same contraceptive supply to the insured.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1896

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACEPTIVE SUPPLIES.

Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense contraceptive supplies to persons eighteen years of age or older. Specifies requirements pharmacists must meet prior to prescribing and dispensing contraceptive supplies. Requires all insurers in the State, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and medicaid managed care programs, to reimburse pharmacists who prescribe and dispense contraceptive supplies.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1897

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF HEALTH SCREENINGS.

Ensures insurance coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, during a female insured's annual pelvic exam.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 426 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair