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:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TIME:

8:40 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2654, SD2

(SSCR2696)

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Makes unlawful the shipment of tobacco products, and transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Includes e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law, thereby making all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid as well. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

SB 2304, SD2

(SSCR2850)

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Prohibits the issuance and renewal beyond 11/30/2019, of retail tobacco permits for businesses that are located within 500 feet of a preschool, school, or certain public playgrounds. Beginning on 12/1/2019, prohibits the sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices by businesses that are located within 500 feet of a preschool, school, or certain public playgrounds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

SB 2891, SD1

(SSCR2700)

Status

RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to conduct a telehealth pilot project. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

SB 2926, SD1

(SSCR2584)

Status

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Establishes minimum requirements for all dental assistants hired on or after 7/1/2018. Requires dental assistants employed on or after 7/1/2018 to successfully complete the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.'s (DANB) National Entry Level Dental Assistant certification within three years of first being hired. Requires dental assistants with four or more years' experience to apply or register for the DANB's Certified Dental Assistant certification. Exempts dental assistants with more than ten years' experience from having to obtain a Certified Dental Assistant certification, but requires these dental assistants to hold a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification and pass the DANB's Infection Control examination within two years. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, IAC, CPC

SB 2662, SD2

(SSCR2681)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies the sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Global Goal one, no poverty. (SD2)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2664, SD1

(SSCR2569)

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

Codifies sustainable development goals based on the United Nations' Global Goal three for good health and well-being. (SD1)

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

SB 2407, SD1

(SSCR2541)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Allows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms resulting from the treatment of those conditions. Effective 01/01/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2488, SD2

(SSCR2698)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2659, SD1

(SSCR2522)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS.

Updates transdermal patches to transdermal devices in section 329D-10, HRS, thereby including non-patch devices that deliver through the dermis. Adds cannabinoid suppositories to the list of cannabis products that may be manufactured and distributed by dispensaries. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

SB 2247, SD1

(SSCR2554)

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. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC

SB 2646, SD1

(SSCR2648)

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires prescribers of certain controlled substances to consult the electronic prescription accountability system before issuing a prescription for the controlled substance. Provides exemptions for certain circumstances. Provides that a violation by a prescriber shall not be subject to criminal penalty provisions but that a violation may be grounds for professional discipline pursuant to section 453-8 or 457-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Repeals on 6/30/2023. (SD1)

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair