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:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 687

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH COVERAGE FOR PORT-WINE STAINS.

Mandates coverage for medically necessary treatment of port-wine stains including laser surgery, remediation, and any necessary post-acute medical services under accident and health or sickness and mutual benefit society's policies.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 873

Status

RELATING TO TEACHING HOSPITALS.

Appropriates funds to the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii to study the impact and feasibility of creating a teaching hospital on West Hawaii.

 

HLT, LHE, FIN

HB 1284

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

Limits the State's preemption of local ordinances that regulate the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices to allow the counties to enact ordinances more stringent than state law.

 

HLT, LAB, JUD

HB 584

Status

RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Prohibits health plans and providers from disclosing to a policyholder or other covered person any payment or billing information for a minor's mental health services if the minor received the services without the consent or participation of the minor's parent or legal guardian. Specifies that the minor and the minor's parent or legal guardian are not responsible for out-of-pocket payments for minor-initiated mental health treatment or counseling services.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 469

Status

RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.

Requires health insurance policies and contracts issued after 12/31/19 to provide coverage for the cost of hearing aids at a minimum of $1,500 per hearing aid for each hearing-impaired ear every thirty-six months in their base plans.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

HB 37

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Proposed HD1: Allows the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid use, substance use, and withdrawal symptoms resulting from the treatment of those conditions or a medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, but can be treated more effectively and safely through medical cannabis.

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 402 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 673

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Allows naturopathic physicians and physician assistants to provide written certification for qualifying patients. Allows licensed dispensaries to have up to two additional manufacturing or processing facilities separate from their production facilities. Provides a process for the voluntary or involuntary sale or transfer of an individual dispensary license. Allows retail dispensaries to operate on state and federal holidays. Allows a licensed dispensary to purchase medical cannabis or manufactured cannabis products from another licensed dispensary, with department approval, in the event of a crop failure. Allows remediation of any cannabis batch that fails laboratory testing standards as long as any final product passes such standards. Allows licensed retail dispensaries to sell edible cannabis and cannabidiol products.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1566

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Authorizes and establishes procedures and criteria for prescriptive authority for clinical psychologists who meet specific education, training, and registration requirements. Requires the Board of Psychology to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2021. Sunsets on 8/31/2025.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, 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