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, March 16, 2016

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2376, SD1

(SSCR2515)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS.

Authorizes a beneficiary of a prescription drug benefit plan to obtain a prescription without penalty from a non-network retail community pharmacy located within ten miles of the beneficiary's residence, if the nearest network retail community pharmacy is located ten or more miles away. Requires reimbursement to non-network retail community pharmacist to include a $15 dispensing fee plus the product cost at the higher rate of reimbursement. (SD1)

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

SB 2476, SD2

(SSCR2771)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes the early language acquisition program to assess and track language development for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Establishes a working group for the purposes of investigating issues related to resources and tools for parents of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind and improvements to the statewide system of services that support age-appropriate language development for children from birth to age five who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Requires working group to report to legislature. Appropriates funds for various positions to support the early language acquisition program and children from birth to age five who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Eff. 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

SB 2888, SD2

(SSCR2602)

Status

RELATING TO FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES.

Ensures the timely administration of mental health examinations; supports the process of expedient administration of justice; and clarifies the procedure for reevaluation of fitness to proceed after a finding of unfitness and attempts at restoration. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2886, SD2

(SSCR2578)

Status

RELATING TO AGE OF CONSENT FOR ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Reduces barriers in accessing mental health care for adolescents by lowering the age of consent to receive treatment from 18 years old to 12 years old. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD2)

 

HLT, JUD

SB 2687, SD1

(SSCR2584)

Status

RELATING TO CANCER.

Creates the colorectal cancer screening and awareness program within the department of health and appropriates funds for the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 90

Status

REQUESTING THE CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH TO CONVENE AND CHAIR A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC PROGRAM, INCLUDING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATIONS, TO ALLEVIATE EMERGENCY SERVICES FROM RESPONDING TO NON-EMERGENCY CALLS.

 

 

HLT, FIN

HCR 76 / HR 38 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH BY UPDATING ITS RULES REGARDING TUBERCULOSIS.

 

 

HLT, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Representative Della Au Belatti

Chair