STAND. COM. REP. NO. 228
RE: H.B. No. 690
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. 690 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow qualifying patients who are prescribed medication under the State's Our Care, Our Choice Act of 2018 the ability to pick up a prescription within 30, rather than 7 days.
The Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Compassion and Choices, and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i supported this measure. The Department of Health provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the amendments made to section 329-38(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall not be repealed when that section is reenacted on June 30, 2023, pursuant to section 6 of Act 66, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
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. 690, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 690, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair