STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2074

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 804

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 Finance, 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 within the Department of Health 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 Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health, The Queen's Health Systems, St. Francis Healthcare System, East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Hawaii Family Forum, Hawaii Care Choices, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Community First, Kōkua Mau, and many individuals supported this measure. The Department of Health and League of Women Voters of Hawaii provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance 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 pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair