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:

Thursday, February 7, 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 ADDED to the agenda: HB1509

 

 

HB 155

Status

RELATING TO AIR QUALITY.

Requires the Department of Health to promptly send personnel to a source, or immediate vicinity of a source, that is reported to have air pollution and conduct an investigation and tests to determine the validity of the report.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 586

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.

Changes the composition of the Hawaii Health Authority (HHA) from 9 to 13 to reflect Hawaii's diversity and requires the HHA to submit an updated comprehensive health plan to the Legislature. Appropriates funds for the hiring of an executive director and other staff and other expenses necessary for HHA to carry out its duties and responsibilities.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1086

Status

RELATING TO OUT-OF-NETWORK HEALTH CARE CHARGES.

Requires health care facilities and health care professionals to disclose to patients whether they are in-network or out-of-network providers with respect to the patients' health benefits plans and the financial implications to the patients of that status. Protects patients from charges in excess of any deductibles, copayment, or coinsurance when treated for medically necessary services on an emergency or urgent basis by any health care professional and at any health care facility.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 690

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS.

Clarifies that existing law intended to curb over-access to and abuse of opioids, including the time frame for filling prescriptions, supply limitations, and requirements to check the state electronic prescription accountability system and execute an informed consent process, do not apply to qualifying patients who are prescribed or issued prescriptions pursuant to the State's our care, our choice act.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 614

Status

RELATING TO WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM.

Appropriates funds to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center for operation of its twenty-four-hour emergency room.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1468

Status

RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Health to provide the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center with funding for 1 FTE advanced practice registered nurse position and various infrastructure improvements for its school-based health center at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 381

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Relating to the advisory committee pursuant to HRS Sec. 342L-62; Duties. Requires the advisory committee under HRS to meet bi-annually.

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

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1539

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Integrates the Oahu regional health care system into the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation board.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 345

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment, prosthetic devices, and prescription drugs sold pursuant to a doctor's prescription from the general excise tax. Amends the definition of "prosthetic device" to include devices worn on the body.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 665

Status

RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

Specifies that a health care provider shall not be required to consult the electronic prescription accountability system for patients when the prescription will be directly administered under the supervision of a health care provider or for patients who qualify for hospice care. Clarifies that an informed consent agreement is not necessary for patients whose prescription will be directly administered under the supervision of a health care provider.

 

HLT, JUD/CPC

HB 1546

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires the University of Hawaii to develop a plan to be implemented for the statewide eradication of mosquitos. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1509

Status

RELATING TO CIGARETTES.

Progressively bans the sale of cigarettes by raising the minimum age of persons to whom cigarettes may be legally sold to 30 years of age in 2020, 40 years of age in 2021, 50 years of age in 2022, 60 years of age in 2023, and then 100 years of age in 2024.

 

HLT, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 1184

Status

RELATING TO BORN ALIVE INFANTS.

Ensures the protection and promotion of the health and well being of all infants born alive the State. Mandates medically appropriate and reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining medical care and treatment to all born alive infants. Provides civil and criminal penalties.

 

HLT, 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