STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1516

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 159

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Health and Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 159 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES TO IMPLEMENT WORKSITE WELLNESS PROGRAMS,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to encourage all state agencies and departments to implement worksite wellness programs consistent with the Department of Human Resources Development's Policy No. 801.001, including by appointing a manager to serve as wellness leader to create a worksite wellness infrastructure, oversee the implementation of wellness policies, and provide ongoing monitoring and assessment of worksite wellness program effectiveness.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Hawaii Medical Service Association, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, WYAO Hawaii Corporate Wellness, LLC, Hawaii Public Health Institute, and numerous individuals. The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund submitted comments.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Labor & Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 159 and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Labor & Public Employment,

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair