STAND. COM. REP. NO. 917

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1273

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

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. 1273, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Administrative Claiming Special Fund (Special Fund) into which funds, including federal moneys from the Department of Health's (DOH) participation in the Hawaii Medicaid home and community-based services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities waiver (Waiver) pursuant to section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act may be deposited;

 

(2) Specify the purposes for which the Special Funds shall be used, including payment of fiscal management services and providing quality management activities for Hawaii home and community-based services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities waiver pursuant to section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act;

 

(3) Require the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to establish a task force to:

 

(A) Examine and evaluate the application process of the Waiver and existing services provided by the DOH Developmental Disabilities Division; and

 

(B) Develop appropriate materials to include in the DOH Developmental Disabilities Division intake booklet to cover a wide spectrum of eligible conditions of developmental disabilities; and

 

(4) Appropriate funds to the DOH out of the Special Fund for FY 2020-2021 to implement and comply with federal requirements for operating the Waiver.

 

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Psychological Association, Hawaii Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Action Group, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Full Life, and Easterseals Hawaii supported this measure. DOH, Department of Human Services, Executive Office on Aging, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, The Arc in Hawaii, The Arc of Kona, and a concerned individual offered 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. 1273, H.D. 1, 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