STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1088

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1013

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1013, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INVOLUNTARY HOSPITALIZATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish an involuntary hospitalization task force to examine certain statutes related to procedures for involuntary, emergency psychiatric hospitalization and make recommendations to the Legislature to reduce unnecessary emergency department admissions and improve access for involuntarily hospitalized mental health patients to the most appropriate level of care.

 

The Department of Health submitted testimony in support of this measure. Hawaii Pacific Health, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, and The Queen's Health Systems provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1013, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair