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, March 16, 2021

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 506, SD2

(SSCR636)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for long-term debt restructuring of Wahiawa General Hospital. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 819, SD2

(SSCR600)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.

Extends the hospital sustainability program through 6/30/2024. Increases the maximum fee for inpatient care services to five and one-half per cent. Increases the amount of time hospitals have to pay the hospital sustainability fee from 30 days to 60 days. Increases the pool of medicaid services that can be used for matching purposes. Appropriates moneys. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 1340, SD2

(SSCR715)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Enables the Hawaii medical board to license emergency ambulance service personnel and emergency medical responders. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 821, SD2

(SSCR730)

Status

RELATING TO CHILDREN.

Allows a minor who has reached the age of 16 to petition the family court for emancipation, and directs the court regarding investigation of the petition, appointment of legal counsel and a guardian ad litem for the petitioner, and the findings necessary to grant the petition. Specifies the rights gained by the minor upon emancipation and authorizes the court to require the minor's parents or legal guardians to pay for any services ordered by the court. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 827, SD2

(SSCR714)

Status

RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.

Increases the categories of women required to be covered for mammogram screenings. Requires the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography to include digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Defines "digital breast tomosynthesis". Requires health care providers to be reimbursed at rates accurately reflecting the resource costs specific to each service, including any increased resource cost after January 1, 2021. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 663, SD1

(SSCR770)

Status

RELATING TO THE SOLEMN COVENANT OF THE STATES TO AWARD PRIZES FOR CURING DISEASES.

Enacts an interstate compact to award prizes for the curing of diseases. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 387, SD1

(SSCR665)

Status

RELATING TO THE ROOM CONFINEMENT OF CHILDREN AT DETENTION AND SHELTER FACILITIES.

Establishes conditions and time limits for placing a child in room confinement at a detention or shelter facility. Effective 5/1/2029. (SD1)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 589, SD2

(SSCR785)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Establishes the cancer research center of Hawaii as an organized research unit of the University of Hawaii that conducts cancer research and that shall be administered by a director appointed by the board of regents. Requires the cancer research center of Hawaii to be affiliated with the John A. Burns school of medicine with direct lines of reporting to the provost of University of Hawaii at Manoa and the dean of John A. Burns school of medicine. Requires funds expended from the tuition and fees special fund for the John A. Burns school of medicine or cancer research center of Hawaii to be used for educational purposes only. Requires funds expended from the research and training revolving fund for the John A. Burns school of medicine and cancer research center of Hawaii to be used for research and research-related purposes only. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, HET, FIN

SB 1139, SD2

(SSCR824)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS CONTROL AND REGULATION.

Authorizes the department of health to set patient registration fees by administrative rulemaking, adds 3.0 FTE positions for staff and operations of the office of medical cannabis control and regulation. Appropriates moneys from the medical cannabis registry and regulation special fund for positions and operations. Effective 7/1/2050. Appropriates moneys effective on 7/1/2051. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 1142, SD2

(SSCR885)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.

Includes in the kupuna caregivers program kupuna caregiver-directed services. Includes financial management service provider and additional duties for the coach. Allows for qualified caregivers to work less than 30 hours per week during a declared state of emergency. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 221, SD1

(SSCR918)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Allows the governor's coordinator on homelessness, in conjunction with the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness, to develop plans for the City and County of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui to coordinate the services and shelter facilities of public agencies and nonprofit organizations to meet the concerns of communities impacted by homelessness and the needs of the homeless population within each county. Effective 5/1/2029. (SD1)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 324, SD1

(SSCR626)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.

Clarifies the definition of the practice of medicine to provide uniformity of practice for both medical physicians and osteopathic physicians. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 900, SD2

(SSCR772)

Status

RELATING TO MATERNAL HEALTH.

Requires the department of human services to collect and report data on severe maternal morbidity incidents, disaggregated by county, race, and ethnicity. Requires the department of human services to develop and the Hawaii state commission on the status of women to administer implicit bias training for health care professionals in perinatal facilities. Effective 5/1/2029. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 1285, SD2

(SSCR974)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.

Requires any hospital that serves a community having more than 500 Compact of Free Association benefit recipients to establish diversity and inclusion training for all staff, and to hire interpreters and community healthcare workers as necessary to bridge the language and cultural divide with the community. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 838, SD1

(SSCR624)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.

Allows the executive office of aging to relax the thirty-hour employment requirement for qualified caregivers under the Kupuna Caregivers Program during a state-declared state of emergency. Adds the option of kupuna caregiver-directed services to the kupuna caregivers program. Includes assisting the care recipient and caregiver with the enrollment process as the duty of a coach. Allows funds under the Kupuna Caregivers Program to be issued to the care recipient's financial management service provider. Takes effect 5/1/2029. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair