STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1589
RE: S.B. No. 804
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 804, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support activities that increase the utilization of palliative care by:
(1) Establishing the Culturally Competent Palliative Care Pilot Program to provide public education and conduct home- or community-based palliative care through at least two pilot programs;
(2) Establishing a Palliative Care Pilot Program Advisory Group to oversee implementation of the Pilot Program; and
(3) Appropriating an unspecified amount for the palliative care pilot programs.
The Department of Health, East Hawaii Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Kaua‘i Hospice, St. Francis Healthcare System, The Queen's Health Systems, Hawai‘i Care Choices, Kau Rural Health Community Association, Inc., Hospice Maui, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Community First, East Hawaii Independent Physicians Association, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Hawaii Family Forum, Kōkua Mau, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and several individuals supported this measure. The League of Women Voters of Hawaii offered comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 804, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair