THE SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND HEALTH

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Stanley Chang, Vice Chair

 

 

Sen. Jarrett Keohokalole

Sen. Laura H. Thielen

Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara

Sen. Kurt Fevella

Sen. Russell E. Ruderman

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

TIME:

10:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

Healthcare professionals are increasingly seeing hospice as an important way to improve care and the quality of life for terminally ill patients. Hospice is available around the state and seen as best practice, but there is still much more that we can do as state to educate the community and make hospice care more accessible and acceptable.

 
In this informational briefing, two experts from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the leading professional organization promoting excellence in hospice care, will speak on current and future trends in hospice regulation and the intersection of policy and quality of care. They will also provide an update on the progress being made across the nation to increase the availability of Palliative Care in a variety of healthcare settings.


Kōkua Mau, a local nonprofit organization, has been committed to improving care for Hawai‘i patients through collaboration, professional and community education, and advocacy for the past 20 years. Kōkua Mau invited the NHPCO speakers to the islands for series of trainings to Hawaii’s hospice leaders. The two speakers are:

 

Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC
Senior Director, Regulatory and Quality
Jennifer has nearly 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice care for close to 20 years. For an extended bio: 

https://www.nhpco.org/speaker/jennifer-kennedy-edd-ma-bsn-rn-chc/

 

Judi Lund Person, BA, MPH, CHC
Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance
She serves as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Judi She frequently interfaces with federal administrators of hospice payment policy, Part D, survey and certification, contractor management, and program integrity functions. She represents NHPCO with each of the Medicare administrative contractors and represents hospice and palliative care with other federal agencies and many national organizations.  For an extended bio: 

https://www.nhpco.org/speaker/judi-lund-person-mph-chc/

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., interpretive services (oral or written), ASL interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

Please RSVP to Jeannette Koijane at jkoijane@kokuamau.org 

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 808-586-6070. 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair

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Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Speaker of the House

 

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Senator Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate