STAND. COM. REP. NO. 903

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 1075

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1075, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ensure continued access to health care services in the County of Maui by authorizing the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Maui Regional System, in collaboration with a private entity, to transition one or more of its facilities, which include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital, into a new private nonprofit corporation operated by the private entity and subject to HHSC oversight.

 

The Mayor of the County of Maui, Department of Management of the County of Maui, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Corporate Board, HHSC Maui Region, HHSC Kauai Regional Board, HHSC West Hawaii Region, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Pacific Health, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians, HHSC Primary Care Training Program, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Goodfellow Bros., Inc., Condominium Rentals Hawaii, and numerous individuals supported this measure. Lanai Community Health Center; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO; Hawaii Primary Care Association; and numerous individuals opposed this measure. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of the Attorney General, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, ILWU Local 142, and one individual commented on this measure.

 

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. 1075, H.D. 2, 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