HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Adrian K. Tam, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

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HB 214

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Certification of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to include personnel with proper certifications, to be deemed qualified to perform emergency medical services as EMTs in the State.

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 224

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Exempts hospice, psychiatric, and substance abuse facilities and certain dialysis center services from the certificate of need requirements. Authorizes fines for persons who do not comply with an approved certificate of need.

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 471

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

Makes permanent the regulation of behavior analysts.

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 488

Status

RELATING TO INSPECTIONS OF CARE FACILITIES.

Specifies that plans of correction and the status of corrective actions for care facilities shall be added to reports by the department of health within five working days. Clarifies, for reporting purposes, that the conclusion of an inspection occurs after the initial visit to a facility is completed.

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

HB 541

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires executive programs that purchase social services related to mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness to establish uniform baseline performance metrics, evaluation standards, and reimbursement rates. Requires all community or private organizations that purchase services for behavioral health, substance abuse, or homelessness, at the request of any state funding agency, to disclose the source of other federal, state, or county-level funding it receives for the purposes of performing such services. Establishes the state payor committee, to be administered by the director of the department of health, to oversee and coordinate the purchase of services and recommend approval or rejection of the purchase of contracts relating to mental health, substance abuse, or homelessness services.

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

HB 570

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.

Expands the time period by which a civil action for childhood sexual abuse must be initiated. Extends the period during which a victim of childhood sexual abuse may bring an otherwise time-barred action against the victim's abuser or an entity having a duty of care. Allows recovery of treble damages in certain circumstances. Prohibits settlement agreements and court orders that restrict disclosure of certain information. Provides for training on trauma-informed response. Applies retroactively to 4/24/2020.

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

HB 313

Status

RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.

Repeals the requirement that no less than fifty per cent of the physician workforce assessment fees deposited into the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund be used for purposes identified by the Hawaii medical education council. Repeals the monetary cap of expenditures from the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund. Authorizes the John A. Burns school of medicine special fund to provide loan repayment to certain physicians and scholarships to qualifying medical students.

 

HHH, HET, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair