STAND. COM. REP. NO. 669
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 Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1453 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow 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.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.
Should your Committee on Finance deliberate further on this measure, your Committee on Health respectfully requests that it consider granting the Director of Health more flexibility with respect to rulemaking by adopting more permissive language. Your Committee on Health further requests that the Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division work with HMSA and other stakeholders to develop language to address community paramedicine sustainability.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1453, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1453, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair