STAND. COM. REP. NO. 701
RE: H.B. No. 1281
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1281, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish a four-year transfer of certain duties, functions, and powers relating to City and County of Honolulu emergency medical services from the Department of Health to the City and County of Honolulu;
(2) Begin the transition with the training and billing for emergency services on July 1, 2021;
(3) Phase out funding for emergency medical services in the City and County of Honolulu by June 30, 2025; and
(4) Appropriate funds.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Medical Service Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Health, Office of the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and American Board of Physician Specialties.
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. 1281, 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