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, February 13, 2020

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2228

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

Beginning July 1, 2020, provides a general excise tax exemption for medical services by physicians and advanced practice registered nurses acting in the capacity as a primary care provider.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 2235

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for qualified physicians who accept patients who receive Medicaid or Medicare benefits.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1637

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Proposed HD1: Repeals the ceiling for using moneys in the civil monetary penalty special fund for use by the Department of Health for CMS-approved compliance activities.

 

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 1638

Status

RELATING TO DISCHARGE PLANNING.

Requires hospitals to provide patients or their designated caregiver with information on hospice and palliative care, if deemed relevant, upon discharge.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1661, HD1

(HSCR3-20)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Amends the definitions of "dangerous to others" and "dangerous to self" to include the refusal to take psychiatric medication or undergo mental health treatment such that self-inflicted violence or violence to others is probable. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HLT, JUD

 

 

 

HB 676

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.

Proposed HD1: Makes intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to certain health care facility workers a Class C felony.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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