CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 8

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2019

 

RE:    S.B. No. 1525

       S.D. 1

       H.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sirs:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 1525, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOME CARE AGENCIES,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

The purpose of this measure is to make permanent the licensure requirements for home care agencies licensed by the Department of Health.

 

     Your Committee on Conference finds that home care agencies provide home-based non-health care services that enable independent but elderly or disabled persons to remain in their homes.  Under existing law, Department of Health licensure requirements for home care agencies include background checks on home care operators and workers and require caregivers to receive instructions and oversight from the home care agency supervisor.  Your Committee on Conference further finds that making the Department of Health's licensure requirements for home care agencies permanent is necessary to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of home care clientele.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by changing its effective date to June 29, 2019.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1525, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1525, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO

Co-Chair

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER

Chair

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ROY M. TAKUMI

Co-Chair

 

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KARL RHOADS

Co-Chair

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CHRIS LEE

Co-Chair