STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1326

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 1525

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1525, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to make the licensure requirements for home care agencies permanent by repealing the sunset date for Act 21, Special Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, as amended.

 

The Department of Health, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that nothing in the measure diminishes or abrogates any of the current requirements to obtain or maintain a home care agency license from the Department of Health;

 

(2) Changing its 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. 1525, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1525, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair