STAND. COM. REP. NO. 842-20
RE: H.B. No. 2502
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2502, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the State Health Planning and Development Agency to consider the relationship to the existing health care system of an area, including the availability of workforce, as part of its certificate of need review.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Liberty Dialysis-Hawaii, and Hawaii Pacific University College of Health and Society. Your Committee received comments on this measure from The Queen's Health Systems.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2502, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair