HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. John M. Mizuno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2099, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1246-18)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Changes driver's licensing requirement for operation of autocycles. (SB2099 HD1)

 

TRN, CPC

SB 2201, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1431-18)

Status

RELATING TO BOARDS.

Renames the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Board of Veterinary Examiners with names that more accurately reflect their scope and duties. (SB2201 HD1)

 

IAC, CPC

SB 2244, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1464-18)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires health care providers in the workers' compensation system who are authorized to prescribe opioids to adopt and maintain policies for informed consent to opioid therapy in circumstances that carry elevated risk of dependency. Establishes limits for concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions. (SB2244 HD1)

 

LAB/HHS, CPC

SB 2247, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1264-18)

Status

RELATING TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.

Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe, dispense, and provide related education on opioid antagonists to individuals at risk of opioid overdose and to family members and caregivers of individuals at risk of opioid overdose without the need for a written, approved collaborative agreement; subject to certain conditions. (SB2247 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2258, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1477-18)

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Clarifies that the licensing requirements for hearing aid dealers and fitters shall not apply to audiologists licensed pursuant to chapter 468E, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Clarifies that to be eligible for licensure as an audiologist, a person shall not be required to also be licensed as a hearing aid dealer and fitter. (SB2258 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2297, HD2

(HSCR1432-18)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.

Extends the sunset date of Act 65, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, which provides a limited exemption to the licensing requirements for certain individuals in situations when an electric utility must retain qualified individuals to work with high voltage (600 volts or higher) who are not licensed in the State but are otherwise deemed qualified by the electric utility. (SB2297 HD2)

 

LAB, IAC, CPC

SB 2339, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1265-18)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Authorizes pharmacies to accept for disposal the return of any unused, remaining, or expired prescription drugs that the pharmacy previously dispensed, via collection receptacles or mail-back programs. (SB2339 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2407, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1364-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the Medical Cannabis Study Group to examine the legal issues regarding Hawaii's medical use of cannabis law. (SB2407 HD1)

 

HHS, JUD, CPC

SB 2488, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1263-18)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the Medical Cannabis Insurance Reimbursement Working Group to address the complexities surrounding the topic of making medical cannabis reimbursable by health insurance. (SB2488 HD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2647, HD2

(HSCR1433-18)

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.

Amends the practicum experience requirements for qualification for licensure as a mental health counselor. (SB2647 HD1)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

SB 2799, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1434-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE SUPERVISION OF LICENSED DENTAL HYGIENISTS IN A PUBLIC HEALTH SETTING.

Allows licensed dental hygienists to practice under the general supervision of any licensed dentist providing dental services in a public health setting. (SB2799 HD1)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

SB 2926, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1436-18)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Requires the Board of Dental Examiners to adopt rules to establish a regulatory structure for the regulation of dental assistants in Hawaii. (SB2926 HD2)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair