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:

Thursday, February 8, 2018

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

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 measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1812 HD1

(HSCR112-18)

 

HB 2147

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a pre-arrest diversion pilot project for individuals with mental health or substance abuse challenges who allegedly commit nonviolent, non-felony offenses on state property. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2208

Status

RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

Requires association health plan policies to comply with the laws of this State regardless of the association's domicile. Enables certain voluntary associations, including employer associations that issue association health plans, to qualify for authorization to transact insurance in the State.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2209

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Establishes an individual mandate for certain qualified taxpayers to sign up and maintain health insurance throughout the year, or pay a penalty on their individual income tax return.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2498

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes and appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) permanent veterinary medical officer position within the Department of Health.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2664

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Requires and appropriates funds to the counties to establish medical cannabis collectives to regulate and tax the distribution of medical cannabis. Amends primary caregivers' and qualifying patients' defense related to medical cannabis. Defines distribution to allow qualifying patients to transfer medical cannabis between themselves. Defines medical cannabis collective as a county-licensed entity that provides cannabis to qualifying patients.

 

HHS, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2104

Status

RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.

 

HHS, HED, FIN

HB 2663

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICERS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Requires each district health officer of the Department of Health to be a physician licensed to practice medicine under Part I of Chapter 453 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HHS, LAB, FIN

HB 2319

Status

RELATING TO INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

Amends the income withholding requirements to impose a fine against any employer who discharges from employment, refuses to employ, or takes disciplinary action against any noncustodial parent subject to income withholding, or who fails to comply with an order of assignment of future income.  Takes effect upon approval.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 929

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Snorkel; Safety Check List.

Rental Shops and stores shall place a warning notice or card listing a Safety Check List for snorkels sold or rented in Hawaii.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HHS, EDN, JUD

HB 2169

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Appropriates $25,000 for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Maui county.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2278

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a suicide prevention task force to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicide in Hawaii by 25% by 2025.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 1924

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe and dispense an opioid antagonist to patients and to family members and caregivers of opioid patients without the need for a written, approved collaborative agreement. Appropriates funds for drug treatment for opioid abuse, methamphetamine abuse, heroin abuse, prescription drug abuse, and other drug or alcohol abuse.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2427

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and financial audit of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2125

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires every pharmacy to accept for disposal the return of any unused, remaining, or expired prescription drug that the pharmacy previously dispensed.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2185, HD1

(HSCR51-18)

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. Effective 7/1/2025. (HB2185 HD1)

 

EDN, HHS, FIN

HB 2269

Status

RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.

Appropriates funds to purchase, staff, and operate two mobile clinics to serve the homeless population.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1812, HD1

(HSCR112-18)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a health care surrogate to be an authorized representative to assist a patient with a medicaid application, redetermination of eligibility, and other related communications with the Department of Human Services. (HB1812 HD1)

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6311 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 HB 2147

Statusor 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