STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1522
RE: S.B. No. 1486
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 S.B. No. 1486, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow for the disclosure, at the discretion of the Administrator of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Narcotics Enforcement Division, of confidential information from the electronic prescription accountability system to authorized personnel from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch of the Department of Health (DOH).
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Including language allowing the discretionary disclosure of confidential information by the DPS Narcotics Enforcement Division to the United States Department of Defense Health Agency prescription monitoring program;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 1486, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1486, S.D. 1, 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