HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 25, 2018

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1806

Status

RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.

Expands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made directly to needy persons. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor believes in good faith that the food remains fit for human consumption.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1790

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health for a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ambulance unit for the counties of Kauai and Hawaii.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1924

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires a franchise retail food establishment to include nutritional information about each standard menu item. Establishes a penalty for violation.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 1922

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definition of "quality assurance committee" to include committees established by long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, hospices, and authorized state agencies. Allows for the creation of a quality assurance committee outside of a single health plan or hospital.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1897

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Auditor to conduct an audit of each domestic violence nonprofit organization that has received state funding in the past 5 years.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1896

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a health care access task force to review health care policies, the affordable care act, and other jurisdictions' health care legislative proposals to determine ways the state can increase access to health care.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1905

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Adds specific requirements to Hawaii's existing sexuality health education law. Requires the BOE and DOE to collaborate to provide curricula information to the public. Requires students to be excused from the provided instruction upon written request by a parent or guardian.

 

HHS, EDN, FIN

HB 1895

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes positions and appropriates funds to assist in the review, certification, and recertification of dialysis centers and other health care facilities under the purview of DOH.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1885

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.

Requires certain persons to immediately report a potential tort claim to the family court when that person has reason to believe that a child in foster custody has suffered an injury that may arise to a tort claim. Establishes procedures for the family court to allow a child in foster custody who has suffered an injury to seek outside legal representation for a claim of damages as a result of a tort.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 1950

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY.

Amends the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to expand the scope of services and specific medications that pharmacists may furnish.

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

HB 1949

Status

RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.

Authorizes a naturopathic physician to prescribe testosterone consistent with naturopathic medical practice. Clarifies that narcotic drugs shall not be included within the naturopathic formulary.

 

HHS, IAC, CPC/JUD

HB 1956

Status

RELATING TO ADULT ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a performance and management audit of the Department of Human Services Adult Protective and Community Services branch and to report its findings to the 2019 Legislature.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1858

Status

RELATING TO ELDER ABUSE.

Specifies that the caregivers against whom the Attorney General may bring a civil action on behalf of the State for alleged abuse of a dependent elder includes employees or agents of the State whose duty is to oversee or manage the financial affairs of a dependent elder.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1759

Status

RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.

Makes financial exploitation of an elder by a caregiver a class A felony.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1911

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the Department of Health to investigate care facilities reported to be operating without an appropriate certificate or license issued by the Department. Establishes penalties for violations and for patient referral or transfer to uncertified or unlicensed care facilities.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: 8 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair