STAND. COM. REP. NO. 959-18
RE: H.B. No. 538
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 538, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to create the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund to allow the Department of Health to directly access federal matching funds provided for the Department's administrative costs for providing services under the Hawaii Medicaid Section 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities waiver program.
The Department of Health, Department of Human Services, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Arc in Hawaii, The Arc of Kona, Hawaii Self Advocacy Advisory Council, and Full Life supported this measure. The Hawaii Disability Rights Center provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 538, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair