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:

Monday, February 08, 2016

TIME:

3:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

HB 2311

(HSCR40-16)

Status

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to continue to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH, to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information for the lists.

 

LAB, HLT, CPC

HB 2356

Status

RELATING TO BIRTH DEFECTS.

Clarifies the use of the birth defects data to include health care providers.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 2253

Status

RELATING TO OVERDOSE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

Expands access to opioid antagonists to prevent drug-overdose fatalities. Establishes the Overdose Prevention and Emergency Response Act.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1617

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.

Authorizes the state director of finance to annually transfer general funds to the counties to fund lifeguard and emergency medical services personnel positions in the counties. Repeals the emergency medical services special fund.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2434

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to establish and staff an advanced life support medic unit in Puna on the island of Hawaii.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2529

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for emergency medical services for North Kona.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1874

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys for FY 2016-2017 for a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, rapid response emergency medical services unit for the county of Kauai.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1875

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health for FY 2016-2017 for a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, ambulance unit for the County of Kauai.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2171

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.

Appropriates moneys to operate an additional emergency medical services unit in the Moanalua, Aliamanu, Red Hill, Salt Lake, and Foster Village areas.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1953

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes public sector employees and volunteers who may have been exposed to a communicable disease through contact with bodily fluids in the course of their duties to petition a court for an order requiring testing of the person or decedent who is the source of the possible exposure. Limits disclosure of test results.

 

HLT, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda for decision making: HB 1895, HB 1896, HB 1897. These measures were previously heard on February 5, 2016 at 8:30 am. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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     Measure number.

 

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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair