STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1928
RE: H.B. No. 1273
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1273, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to facilitate the provision of services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes and appropriates funds from the intellectual and developmental disabilities Medicaid waiver administrative claiming special fund; and
(2) Requires the Department of Health to work with the Department of Human Services and other stakeholders to develop and distribute information about accessing Medicaid services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Executive Office on Aging, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, The Arc of Kona, The Arc in Hawaii, Hawaii FASD Action Group, Full Life, Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee, and two individuals.
Your Committee recognizes that with a special fund for depositing moneys received from federal financial participation for operating under the home and community-based services waiver for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Department of Health will have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the proper and efficient administration of the waiver and meet the growing federal requirements for community integration, quality, and accountability.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1273, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair