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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 199

Status

RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

Authorizes the Department of Human Services to investigate allegations of the physical isolation of vulnerable adults and take corrective action including obtaining judicial relief.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 432

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Makes financial exploitation of an elder by a caregiver a class     felony. Defines "caregiver", "elder", and "financial exploitation".

 

HUS, JUD

HB 434

Status

RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.

Converts the long-term care community living program specialist position within the executive office on aging from exempt to permanent civil service status.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 525

Status

RELATING TO ORDERS FOR IMMEDIATE PROTECTION.

Requires a finding of substantial evidence that a vulnerable adult has incurred abuse or is in danger of abuse prior to the issuance of an order for immediate protection when the vulnerable adult is living at home with a prognosis of six months or less to live.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 607

Status

RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.

Requires the executive office on aging to establish the kupuna caregivers program to assist community members who are providing care for elders to stay in the workforce. Clarifies the kupuna service and support options provided by area agencies on aging within the kupuna care program. Appropriates funds for establishing and implementing the kupuna caregivers program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 608

Status

RELATING TO AGING.

Makes an appropriation to the department of health for the kupuna care program.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 610

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

Appropriates $150,000 to the office of the long-term care ombudsman to support the long-term care ombudsman on Oahu and provide funds for contracted services through the office of the long-term care ombudsman in the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 611

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA SERVICES COORDINATOR POSITION.

Makes an appropriation for the Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 616

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to create one full-time program specialist position within the adult protective and community services branch to oversee the foster grandparent program and senior companion programs in Maui county.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 692

Status

RELATING TO CASE MANAGERS.

Authorizes Department of Human Services to negotiate reimbursement rate for case managers providing services to Medicaid patients. Specifies the percentage by which these reimbursement rates are to be increased.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 843

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Human Services to restore basic adult dental benefits to Medicaid enrollees. Requires the Department of Human Services to obtain the maximum federal matching funds available for the expenditure.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1388

Status

RELATING TO FOSTER CARE SERVICES.

Amends definitions in chapter 578A, HRS, to clarify that any proper adult person or family, regardless of marital status, may be approved by DHS or another authorized agency to provide foster care services for children.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1514

Status

RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.

Increases the monthly needs allowance paid under section 346D‑4.5(a), HRS, from $50 per month to $75 per month.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1466

Status

RELATING TO A YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Establishes a youth advisory commission within the office of youth services to advise the governor and legislature on issues relating to youth.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair