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 12, 2019 TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

 

HB 235

Status

RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.

Appropriates additional funding for drug treatment in Hawaii.

HLT, FIN

HB 303

Status

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY.

Requires general acute care hospitals to use lift teams and lifting equipment and devices for the lifting and transferring of patients for whom not using lift teams and lifting equipment and devices would pose the risk of injury to the health care workers or the patients.

HLT, CPC

HB 667

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Updates section 329-38(i), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to be consistent with Federal law under Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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

HLT, JUD/CPC

HB 214

Status

RELATING TO DISINTERMENT OF HUMAN BODIES.

Allows private cemeteries in good standing with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to disinter and reinter human bodies within the same cemetery without filing an application for a permit with the Department of Health.

HLT, CPC

HB 267

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires that if a proposed increase in the wholesale price of certain drugs would result in a 16% or more price increase over a 2-year period, the drug manufacturer shall notify various drug insurance providers.

HLT, CPC

HB 330

Status

RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Appropriates moneys for youth suicide early intervention, prevention, and education initiatives in Kauai and Hawaii counties.

HLT, FIN

HB 655

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Designates the month of September of each year as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

HLT, JUD

 

HB 1416

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a Suicide Prevention Commission to develop a strategic plan to reduce suicides within Hawaii's correctional system.

HLT, FIN

 

HB 1272

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Authorizes pharmacies to accept the return of any prescription drug for disposal via collection receptacles or mail-back programs; prohibits pharmacies from redispensing returned prescription drugs or from accepting returned prescription drugs in exchange for cash or credit; requires the pharmacist-in-charge to ensure that only authorized reverse distributors acquire prescription drugs collected via collection receptacles or mail-back programs.

HLT, JUD

 

HB 1170, HD1

(HSCR38)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Establishes and funds a pilot project to demonstrate new toilet and sewage treatment technologies and to expedite traditional permitting and regulation for the demonstration projects. (HB1170 HD1)

EEP, HLT, FIN

 

HB 701

Status

RELATING TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT.

Amends the physical therapy practice act to allow physical therapists to practice dry needling.

HLT, CPC

 

HB 722

Status

RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.

Establishes the culturally competent palliative care pilot program to promote palliative care, gather health care utilization data, and conduct bidding for at least two pilot programs for home or community based palliative care, one of which must be located in a county with less than two hundred thousand residents. Requires reports to the legislature. Establishes an advisory group to oversee implementation of the pilot program. Appropriates funds.

HLT, FIN

 

HB 1420

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATING BUDGET.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of the Department of Public Safety health care program (PSD 421) under the purview of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health.

HLT, FIN

 

HB 1421

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUDGET.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of Kahuku Hospital (HTH211) and Hawaii Health Systems

Corporation - Regions (HTH212) under the purview of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health.

HLT, FIN

 

HB 1422

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 operating budget of the Department of Health programs under the purview of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health.

HLT, 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