STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1718-18
RE: H.R. No. 124
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.R. No. 124 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO PREVENT THE STATEWIDE SPREAD OF SEASONAL INFLUENZA WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO HIGH-RISK ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to educate the public, especially high-risk residents, in the State on the causes, risks, symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment of influenza by requesting the Department of Health to develop strategies to disseminate influenza-related information to the public and to annually provide such information on influenza to each assisted living facility.
Hawaii Medical Association and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i supported this measure. Three individuals opposed this measure.
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.R. No. 124 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair