HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1510

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends provisions relating to the care of the elderly and disabled in state-licensed care facilities.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 89

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the Hospital Sustainability Program for two years. Appropriates funds out of the Hospital Sustainability Program Special Fund for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 90

Status

RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Continues the nursing facility sustainability program for one additional year. Appropriates funds out of the nursing facility sustainability program special fund for fiscal year 2017-2018.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 92

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

Provides for an annual inflationary adjustment in the methodology used to reimburse facilities for the long-term care of medicaid recipients. Appropriates funds for the inflationary adjustment for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 93

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAID.

Establishes an add-on payment of forty per cent to the medicaid base rate for medicaid enrollees at long-term care facilities that have medically complex conditions requiring higher level of care. Appropriates funds for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to cover increased costs.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 527

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.

Appropriates funds for establishing, staffing, and operating two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 556

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires applicants who submit contract proposals to operate a child care program to have necessary business licenses. Exempts applicants who submit proposals to operate a child care program or group living facility from having to obtain licenses to operate under section 346-161 and chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, prior to their proposal being accepted.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 612

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.

Makes an appropriation for the aging and disability resource center.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 614

Status

RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.

Makes an appropriation to the department of health for the full-time equivalent fall prevention and early detection coordinator position established by Act 153, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 615

Status

RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the healthy aging partnership program to further the program's important role in improving the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1195

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates funds to DOH and DHS, including the office of youth services, to provide homeless outreach services.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1272

Status

RELATING TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHIATRIC CARE FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS.

Specifies that coverage for telehealth under the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for-service programs includes psychiatric services provided through a coordinated care manager who is present in a primary health care provider's office through telehealth.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 874

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires an unspecified percentage of funds in the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used to provide homes for persons who qualify for Social Security disability benefits and are diagnosed with a life-long serious mental illness.

 

HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1008

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Requires DHS and DOH to deem occupational therapists as qualified mental health care professionals.

 

HUS/HLT, IAC/CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair