STAND. COM. REP. NO. 651

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 311

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 311, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Extend the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program to June 30, 2024;

 

(2) Specify that the Nursing Facility Sustainability Fee shall not exceed 5.5 percent of the overall net patient service revenue;

 

(3) Remove the per resident daily maximum fee of $20 for each facility and permit certain facilities to pay a reduced daily fee, as compared to other participating facilities;

 

(4) Allow nursing facilities sixty days to pay the Nursing Facility Sustainability Fee; and

 

(5) Appropriate funds out of the Nursing Facility Sustainability Program Special Fund.

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Primary Care association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, and The Queen's Health Systems. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.

 

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. 311, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair