HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB578

 

HB 132

Status

RELATING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

Establishes the class B felony offense of prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation. Requires prosecuting attorneys of the respective counties to keep annual statistics on cases involving prohibited acts related to female genital mutilation. Requires the Judiciary's administrative director of the courts to annually compile and report these county statistics to the legislature. Requires the Department of Health to design and implement a plan for raising awareness about, preventing, and treating female genital mutilation and to report regularly to the Legislature on plan implementation.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 147

Status

RELATING TO DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICERS.

Requires each district health officer for the Department of Health to be a licensed physician.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 216

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

Prohibits a health care insurer from requiring an insured diagnosed with stage two cancer to undergo step therapy prior to covering the insured for the drug prescribed by the insured's health care provider, under certain conditions.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 481

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Clarifies that the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography includes coverage for digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 484

Status

RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.

Clarifies that clinical victim support services for victims of sexual violence and abuse are a mental health outpatient services benefit required to be covered under health insurance policies offered by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, fraternal benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 521

Status

RELATING TO OCULARISTS.

Specifies that a certified ocularist, certified by a nationally recognized ocularistry certifying board, may perform duties within the scope of that certification.

 

HLT, IAC/CPC, FIN

HB 527

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to establish a full-time catheterization laboratory, including the employment of staff, at the Hilo medical center in the Hawaii health systems corporation east Hawaii region.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 578

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Permits an administrative order to overcome a patient's objection to medical treatment. Establishes criteria for medical treatment over objection and the administrative authorization process for administratively ordering medical treatment over objection.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 576

Status

RELATING TO BIRDS.

Prohibits the feeding of excessive numbers of feral birds. Provides exceptions. Establishes penalties.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 669

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.

Limits medical malpractice liability for residents and fellows in accredited residency and fellowship programs acting under the supervision of a licensed physician.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair