HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

538

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"321-   License, relicense, certification, and recertification fees. (a) Notwithstanding section 321.11.5, the department shall charge and collect fees for the licensure, relicensure, certification, and recertification of the following facilities:

(1) Not more than $         per year for adult residential care homes;

(2) Not more than $         per year for expanded adult residential care homes;

(3) Not more than $         per year for developmental disabilities domiciliary homes;

(4) Not more than $         per year for community care foster family homes;

(5) Not more than $         per year for adult day care centers;

(6) Not more than $         per year for adult foster homes for developmentally disabled individuals;

(7) Not more than $         per year for other homes specified in section 346-53; and

(8) Not more than $         per year for case managers having purview of facilities specified in paragraphs (1) to (7).

(b) The fees shall be deposited into the general fund to support the licensing, relicensing, certification, and recertification of facilities under this section.

(c) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 as necessary to carry out the purposes of this section."

SECTION 2. The department of health shall submit a report to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2018 on the following:

(1) The nexus and use of the fees collected pursuant to this Act;

(2) A brief description of any operational problems or legal impediments that are anticipated to affect collection of the fees or have affected collection of the fees; and

(3) With respect to community care facilities, a cost analysis on the savings to the State in relation to providing health care services to the elderly and disabled persons.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Community Care Facilities; Licensing, Relicensing, Certification, Recertification Fees

 

Description:

Requires the Department of Health to: (1) charge and collect fees for the licensing, relicensing, certification, and recertification of community care facilities; and (2) submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2018 Regular Session on implementation of the fees.

 

 

 

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