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 10, 2016

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2260

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds from fiscal years 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 for the design and construction of a new patient facility at the Hawaii state hospital.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2227

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds to continue the operations of the Statewide Language Access Resource Center and Multilingual Website Pilot Project within the Office of Language Access.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 1788

Status

RELATING TO CHILD AND MATERNAL DEATH REVIEWS.

Appropriates funds to the department of health to conduct child death reviews and implement a program to perform maternal death reviews. Requires the department of health to submit an annual report to the legislature relating to child and maternal deaths and death reviews in the State.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1852

Status

RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.

Clarifies that nonprofit organizations may receive a loan from the water pollution control revolving fund to enable the planning, designing, and construction of wastewater treatment works. Establishes certain terms for these loans.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1878

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Part I: Appropriates $5,100,000 for the kupuna care program. Part II: Appropriates $1,710,000 for the aging and disability resource center. Part III: Appropriates $32,000 for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly. Part IV: Appropriates $485,880 for the healthy aging partnership program. Part V: Appropriates $70,000 for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position and appropriates $200,000 for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness program.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1876

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the department of health to require dementia training for caregivers. Requires the department to establish training criteria and annually review the training program. Takes effect on 6/1/2017.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2706

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Clarifies requirements for licensure as a dental hygienist. Prohibits dental assistants from performing certain intra-oral functions and related activities.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 2710

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA MONITORING AND RESEARCH.

Requires the UH John A. Burns school of medicine to monitor and research issues related to medical marijuana dispensaries. Appropriates moneys.

 

HLT, HED, FIN

 

 

 

 

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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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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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair