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:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 1975

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Requires that any county of the State with a population greater than 500,000 provide emergency medical services in a transparent and fiscally responsible manner. Requires any impacted county to conduct an evaluation regarding the finances and operations of the county's emergency medical services system. Requires reports to the Legislature and Department of Health.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2236

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Requires and appropriates funds for the department of health to conduct comprehensive workforce and cost analysis reviews with federal partners to improve efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Appropriates funds for collective bargaining increases and other current expenses.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1662, HD1

(HSCR4-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the statewide newborn hearing screening program to require reporting of diagnostic audiologic evaluation results to improve hearing follow-up treatment and support of infants. Updates definitions and terminology. (HD1)

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1659, HD1

(HSCR1-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public upon consent, with a valid prescription, and in compliance with labeling and dispensing requirements. Takes effect 07/01/3000. (HD1)

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1663, HD1

(HSCR136-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires all United States mainland milk shipped to and sold in Hawaii to be single pasteurized only and comply with all handling, transportation, and distribution requirements of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, including handling procedures, temperature verifications, and proper refrigerated transportation of all perishable foods. Requires any processed milk or milk product to be entirely produced in the State in order to be labeled with any term or slogan that might imply that the milk or milk products are produced locally. (HD1)

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2506

Status

RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.

Requires the department of health to issue a certificate of stillbirth issued in the case of a stillbirth, upon request of the parent or parents.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2713

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for structure improvements for Maui Memorial Medical Center. Requires matching private funds.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2499

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Amends provisions specifying the number of Maui members on the board of directors of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation by making the number unspecified.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1633

Status

RELATING TO AUDITORY DEVICES.

Exempts gross receipts from the sale of auditory devices, such as hearing aids, 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 1691

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

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

 

HLT, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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