STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1705-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 3

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 3 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE RELEVANCY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS UNDER CHAPTER 323D, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request the Auditor to conduct a study of the relevancy of the Certificate of Need (CON) process and report to the Legislature prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2019.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this measure. The State Health Planning and Development Agency submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Office of the Auditor provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the entity conducting the study from the Office of the Auditor to the Legislative Reference Bureau;

 

(2) Changing the scope of the study by removing the provision relating to the effects of the CON law;

(3) Expanding the scope of the study to modifications made to the CON process in other states and whether those modifications may be beneficial to implement in Hawaii; and

 

(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of consistency, clarity, 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 3, H.D. 1.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair