STAND. COM. REP. NO.  510-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 694

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 694 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure, as received by your Committee, is to:


     (1)  Clarify the Department of Health's authority to regulate all community-based care homes and facilities under its jurisdiction;


     (2)  Set time limits for the grant or denial of an application for an initial or renewed certificate of approval to operate a community-based care home or facility licensed or certified by the Department of Health; and


     (3)  Authorize an application fee and set application fee amounts.


     For the purposes of a public hearing on this measure, your Committee circulated a proposed H.B. No. 694 H.D. 1 (Proposed Draft), and notified the public that it would be accepting testimony on the proposed draft, which:


     (1)  Establishes and appropriates funds for the Health Analytics Program in the Med-QUEST Division of the Department of Human Services; and


     (2)  Authorizes the Department of Human Services to maintain an all-payers medical claims data base.


     The Department of Health, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Human Services, Department of Budget and Finance, University of Hawaii at Manoa, State Health Planning and Development Agency, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and Hawaii Medical Service Association supported the Proposed Draft.  The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and Hawaii Primary Care Association provided comments on the Proposed Draft.


     Your Committee considered the merits of both H.B. No. 694, as introduced, and the Proposed Draft, and upon careful consideration, adopted the Proposed Draft.


     Your Committee further amended the measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 694, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 694, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,