HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1453

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part XVIII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"321-   Emergency medical services; fees. (a) The department may establish reasonable fees to be collected from individuals who are:

(1) Transported by emergency ambulance services to any medical facility; or

(2) Provided emergency medical services by emergency medical services personnel, including evaluations and treatment, but are not subsequently transported to a medical facility.

(b) The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 necessary for the purpose of this section and to set reasonable fees."

SECTION 2. Section 321-233, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]321-233[]] Rules. (a) The director of health may adopt, amend, and repeal rules necessary to the implementation of this part, subject to chapter 91.

(b) Rules adopted pursuant to this section shall include provisions permitting and regulating the transportation of individuals to medical facilities including but not limited to hospital emergency departments, trauma centers, urgent care clinics, freestanding surgical centers, and other medical facilities licensed by the department."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Emergency Ambulance Services; Emergency Medical Services; Fees

 

Description:

Authorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emergency departments. (HB1453 HD1)

 

 

 

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