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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TIME:

10:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

The following measures have been DELETED from the agenda: HB1650 and HB2185

 

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda: HB2742 and HB2572

 

HB 2578

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.

Requires continuing education for physician assistants to renew their licenses. Prohibits the Hawaii Medical Board from requiring a physician assistant to maintain or receive certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants to satisfy the requirement for continuing education or for license renewal.

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

HB 2429

Status

RELATING TO NONREPORTING ON CHILD ABUSE.

Changes the penalty for nonreporting of child abuse or neglect from a petty misdemeanor to a class C felony.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1650

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

Authorizes child abuse and neglect reports for incidents occurring in group child care homes or group child care centers to be disclosed to parents or guardians of children enrolled in the home or center at the time of the alleged abuse or neglect or to parents or guardians considering enrolling their children in the home or center. Authorizes the disclosure of a report involving a finding of a felony or misdemeanor to be disclosed to any person upon request.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 1647, HD1

(HSCR18-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires DHS to compile information regarding employers with employees who receive public assistance. Requires DHS to submit an annual report to legislature on the 50 employers with the highest number of employees receiving public assistance. Requires DLIR to share employment data. (HB1647 HD1)

 

LAB, HHS, FIN

HB 2729

Status

RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.

Amends the reciprocity program, subject to certain safeguards, reporting and transparency requirements, and payment of a visiting patient certifying fee. Extends the maximum period of validity of a qualifying patient's written certification of a debilitating medical condition. Allows a bona fide physician-patient or advanced practice registered nurse-patient relationship to be established via telehealth. Adds certain devices that provide safe pulmonary administration to the list of medical cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed. Increases the tetrahydrocannabinol limit per pack or container of certain manufactured cannabis products. Exempts from the background check requirement employees of a dispensary or subcontracted production center or retail dispensing location without direct access, contact, or exposure to any cannabis or manufactured cannabis product. Conditions the department of health's mandatory disclosure of information and documents of dispensaries and production centers, for purposes of verifying qualifying patient information, only upon receipt of a legally authorized subpoena.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2733

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Medical Cannabis Omnibus Bill. Extends the time that a qualifying patient's certification is valid. Acknowledges patient-relationship in practice of telehealth. Allows for safe inhalation of cannabis products in prescribed devices. Increases the tetrahydrocannabinol limit per package. Exempts background checks of employees under certain conditions. Establishes a reciprocity program for visiting patients.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 2742

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Establishes the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation in the Department of Health to administer cannabis patient registration and dispensary licensing and regulation. Extends civil service exemptions. Extends interim rulemaking authority. Appropriates moneys.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2572

Status

RELATING TO THE MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS.

Clarifies that medical use of cannabis is not considered to be a state or federal crime.

 

HHS, JUD

HB 885

Status

RELATING TO DELAY IN PRIOR APPROVAL FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.

Prohibits health insurance preauthorization requirements that cause undue delay in receipt of medical treatment or services. Specifies that insurers, but not health care providers, are liable for civil damages caused by undue delays for preauthorization.

 

HHS, CPC, JUD, FIN

HB 2450

Status

RELATING TO HOSPICE HOMES.

Includes a hospice home operated by a hospice service agency as a state-licensed or state-certified care facility subject to DOH inspections. Requires DOH to license hospice service agencies. Makes conforming amendments to the certification and recertification requirements for nurse aides working in a state-licensed or state-certified care setting. Effective 7/1/2019.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2242

Status

RELATING TO A SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM.

Requires the judiciary to study the feasibility of establishing a volunteer-based senior advocate program in the family courts of the State that would complement existing efforts to assist persons involved in adult protective proceedings pursuant to chapter 346, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires a report to the 2020 Legislature.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2128

Status

RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Requires that health insurance policies include coverage for clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse who suffer from mental disorders.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1525

Status

RELATING TO PROSPECTIVE REVIEW.

Specifies procedural, disclosure, notice, and other requirements for prospective reviews required by health carriers or utilization review organizations prior to certification of coverage for health care services.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2185

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for positions to increase school-health coordination for and among the Department of Education, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services. Establishes evidence-based screenings and assessment for school vision, oral health, and behavioral health.

 

EDN, HHS, FIN

HB 2504

Status

RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.

Requires all places of public accommodation constructed or substantially modified after June 30, 2018 to provide baby diaper-changing accommodations that are equally accessible to men and women.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2271

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.

Clarifies the scope of licensure for individuals engaged in the practice of behavior analysis in a school setting.

 

HHS, IAC, FIN

HB 2694

Status

RELATING TO FEES.

Requires the Department of Health to waive all fees for the issuance of certified copies of birth certificates for any individual who is homeless, provided the individual's homeless status is corroborated by a verification letter issued by a homeless service provider.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 577

Status

RELATING TO A NON-BINDING REFERENDUM ON STATEWIDE COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION.

Proposes a non-binding, statewide referendum on whether the State should pursue policies and programs for community water fluoridation in order to improve the overall dental health of Hawaii's children and adults.

 

HHS, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair