HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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, January 30, 2020

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 2630

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSITION OF THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Sets a date for the transition of the Oahu region's health care facilities from the Hawaii health systems corporation to the department of health. Establishes a working group to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses all necessary components of such transition.

 

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2201

Status

 

RELATING TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS.

Requires the Board of Massage Therapy to adopt rules to set qualifications for license and licensure renewal. Prohibits advertising as a massage therapist without a valid massage therapy license or from using advertisements on the internet and social media platforms that depict the human form other than hands, wrists, and forearms.

 

HLT, IAC, CPC

HB 2632

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.

Authorizes the Governor to issue a proclamation of pre-disaster necessity for the purpose of assisting foodbanking organizations to maintain food stocks for an emergency. Appropriates funds.

 

 

HLT, PVM, FIN

HB 2340

Status

RELATING TO DEAD BODIES.

Amends chapter 327, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the medical and research use of bodies, and chapter 711, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to offenses against the public order, to clarify prohibited actions related to anatomical gifts.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 35

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Authorizes expenditures from the mental health and substance abuse special fund to be used for capital improvement projects.

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

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

 

 

 

HB 2502

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the State Health Planning and Development Agency to grant an existing hospital or dialysis facility in a rural subarea a right of first refusal to expand its existing facilities or services if a competing entity files a certificate of need application to establish a new hospital or dialysis facility in the same rural subarea. Defines "rural subarea."

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2234

Status

RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.

Clarifies and expands exceptions for good-faith food donations to needy persons. Allows for the donation of expired food when the donor makes a good-faith judgment that the food is unspoiled. Requires DOH to provide educational materials about food donation to establishments as part of the health inspection process.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2106

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes a pilot program for an economically feasible solution for the conversion of cesspools in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, EEP, FIN

HB 2567

Status

RELATING TO PSILOCYBIN.

Establishes temporary Medicinal Psilocybin Working Group. Requires reports to the Legislature.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 2676

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for a comprehensive category of reproductive health services, drugs, devices, products, and procedures. Prohibits discrimination in the provision of reproductive health care services. Effective 3/15/2021.

 

HLT, CPC, 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: 10 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