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, February 14, 2019

TIME:

9:31 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 664

Status

RELATING TO GENDER IDENTITY.

Prohibits both sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts under Chapter 453J, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HLT, JUD/CPC

HB 666

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a comprehensive healthcare task force in the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to study and report on specified major issues relating to healthcare.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 854

Status

RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.

Expands liability protection for donors to include donations of food and similar donations made directly to needy persons. Authorizes the donation of expired food when the donor believes in good faith that the food remains fit for human consumption.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1201

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates moneys for the department of health's lead poisoning prevention activities.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 678

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Amends the Newborn Hearing Screening statute to mandate reporting of diagnostic audiologic evaluation results to improve hearing follow-up of infants and to update definitions and terminology.

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

 

HLT, FIN

HB 888

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE MAUI HEALTH SYSTEM.

Makes appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 to support the operations of the Maui Health System.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 898

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF HEALTH.

Deletes statutory references pertaining to the abolished Board of Health.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 142, HD1

Proposed HD2

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD2: Food Service Establishments; Calorie Information

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 402 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1221

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Amends the definitions of "dangerous to others" and "dangerous to self" in chapter 334, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include the refusal to take medication or undergo mental health treatment necessary to help prevent self-inflicted violence and violence to others.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1269

Status

RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.

Clarifies the professionals who may administer autism treatment under mandated insurance coverage establish by Luke's Law.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1453

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Authorizes the Department of Health to establish fees for transportation to medical facilities and for provision of emergency medical services that do not include transport. Authorizes transportation by ambulance to medical facilities other than hospital emergency departments.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 523

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts gross receipts from the sale of mobility enhancing equipment and durable medical equipment from the general excise tax. Amends the definition of "prosthetic device" to include devices worn on the body. Exempts gross receipts from the repair of prosthetic devices from the general excise tax.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 632

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Exempts the sales of mobility enhancing equipment sold by prescription, prosthetic devices, prescription drugs sold pursuant to a prescription, diabetic supplies, medical oxygen, and human blood and its derivatives from the general excise tax for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018. Amends the definitions of "prosthetic device" and "prescription drugs".

 

HLT, FIN

HB 490

Status

RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.

Establishes licensure of midwives including scope of practice, professional code of conduct, continuing education requirements, and prescriptive drug authority. Appropriates funds from the compliance resolution fund. Exempts traditional birth attendants and Native Hawaiian healers from licensure requirements.

 

HLT, CPC

 

 

 

 

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