STAND. COM. REP. NO. 911-18
RE: H.B. No. 1812
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. 1812, H.D. 3, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize health care surrogates to act as authorized representatives to assist a patient with the Medicaid application process, redetermination of eligibility, and other Medicaid-related communications with the Department of Human Services.
The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, The Queen's Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Aloha Nursing Rehab Centre, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Ohana Pacific Management Company, Inc. testified in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services 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. 1812, H.D. 3, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair