STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1071
RE: H.B. No. 1453
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1453, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Health to establish reasonable fees to be collected from individuals who are transported by emergency ambulance services to a medical facility, or who receive treatment by emergency medical service personnel but are not subsequently transported to a medical facility.
The Honolulu Emergency Services Department, American Medical Response, and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Hawaii Medical Service Association 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. 1453, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair