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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 160

Status

RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.

Enhances community noise control as regulated by county liquor commissions in counties with a population of seven hundred thousand or more.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 578

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH

 

Proposed HD1: Authorizes State Health Planning and Development Agency to mandate the submission of Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) administrative data and healthcare services claims.

 

Copies of the proposed HD 1 are available in room Room 402 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 35

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Restores the categories of "gravely disabled" and "obviously ill" to the criteria for involuntary hospitalization that were deleted by Act 221, SLH 2013. Increases the maximum period of emergency hospitalization from 48 hours to 72 hours.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 75

Status

 

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.

Allows the board of pharmacy to approve pilot and demonstration projects for innovative applications in the practice of pharmacy under certain circumstances.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1447

Status

RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.

Requires the Department of Health to establish a culturally competent Palliative Care pilot program to promote public education on palliative care and establish home- or community-based palliative care projects.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1597

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the establishment of a long-term care facility that admits and treats non-forensic mental health patients for in-patient or out-patient temporary case management and requires that homeless patients receive priority admission for treatment.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 42

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Beginning January 1, 2020, requires the State's medicaid managed care and fee-for service programs to provide coverage for home and community-based services for individuals diagnosed as having autism. Requires the Department of Human Services to seek a section 1115 waiver to amend the state Medicaid plan to include this coverage.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1089

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to perform a study regarding a pilot program to pay for Hawaii residents to attend a college of medicine in the Philippines in exchange for a commitment to practice medicine in Hawaii after graduation.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 379

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the Department of Education, at its own expense, to develop and coordinate mental health training to be offered annually to complex area superintendents, registered school nurses, and school health aides. Includes autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder training.

 

HLT, LHE, FIN

HB 381

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Codifies certain developmental disabilities under the Department of Health.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1574

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.

Establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of e-liquid products. Includes e-liquid within the definition of "tobacco products", as used in the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law. Increases the license fee for persons engaged as a wholesaler or dealer of cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. Allocates a portion of funds collected excise taxes on tobacco products to health education and prevention programs about the risks and dangers of the use of electronic smoking devices for youth. Repeals certain provisions of the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to electronic smoking devices.

 

HLT, JUD/CPC, FIN

HB 387

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Prohibits the shipment of tobacco products, and the transport of tobacco products ordered or purchased through a remote sale, to anyone other than a licensee. Makes all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid. Increases the license fee for wholesalers or dealers and the retail tobacco permit fee. Amends the taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Increases the excise tax for each cigarette or little cigar sold, used, or possessed by a wholesaler or dealer. Increases the excise tax on the wholesale price of each article or item of tobacco products, other than large cigars, sold by the wholesaler or dealer.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 276

Status

RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Bans the sale of flavored tobacco products. Effective 1/1/2020.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1464

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Insurance Commissioner to perform a study on capitated payment rates in Hawaii that compares the payment model in Hawaii with the payment models in other states.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1442

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.

Establishes requirements for pharmacy benefit managers and maximum allowable cost, including the ability of pharmacies to receive comprehensive maximum allowable cost lists and bring complaints within the purview of the department of commerce and consumer affairs, rather than the department of health. Requires pharmacy benefit managers to disclose where an equivalent drug can be obtained at or below the maximum allowable cost when a maximum allowable cost is upheld on appeal and allow contracting pharmacies to reverse and rebill claims if the pharmacy benefit manager establishes a maximum allowable cost that is denied on appeal and pay the difference to the contracting pharmacies. Clarifies the available penalties for violations of maximum allowable cost requirements.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 658

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires that advanced practice registered nurses be included within certain rules adopted by the Department of Health.

 

HLT, JUD/CPC, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 8 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6311 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair