STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3222
RE: S.B. No. 3122
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3122, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for the Department of Human Services to seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to establish and implement a program to provide home- and community-based services to at-risk individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who do not meet Medicaid's institutional level of care criteria for home- and community-based services.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Action Group, Hawaii Autism Foundation, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, Hawaii Psychological Association, K.E.L.I.I. Foundation, and eleven individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Health and Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that this measure seeks to offer necessary assistance to individuals who fall within a gap group for home- and community-based services.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, in order to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3122, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3122, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair