THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1241

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO INTERDEPARTMENTAL REPORTING ON DIABETES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"321- Diabetes reporting. (a) The department of health, in collaboration with the department of human services and department of human resources development, shall identify goals and benchmarks and develop departmental plans to reduce the incidence of diabetes in the State, improve diabetes care, and reduce complications associated with diabetes.

(b) The department of health, in collaboration with the department of human services and department of human resources development, shall submit a biennial report to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session in odd numbered years on the following:

(1) The health, societal, and financial impacts that diabetes of all types has on the State, counties, and the departments of health, human services, and human resources development, including:

(A) The number of persons living with diabetes impacted or covered by the departments of health, human services, and human resources development;

(B) The number of participants in diabetes education, prevention, and treatment programs administered by the departments of health, human services, and human resources development;

(C) The costs associated with diabetes education, prevention, and treatment programs administered by the departments of health, human services including Medicaid, and human resources development; and

(D) The costs to the departments of health, human services, and human resources development associated with diabetes education, prevention, and treatment, as compared to the costs associated with education, prevention, and treatment of other chronic diseases;

(2) An assessment of the effectiveness of diabetes education and treatment activities, including the amount and source of any funding appropriated by the legislature for these activities;

(3) A description of the level of coordination between the departments of health and human services on activities to manage, treat, and prevent diabetes and associated complications; and

(4) Any proposed legislation intended to reduce the impact of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and related diabetes complications in Hawaii, including recommended appropriations; provided that the report shall identify expected outcomes of the proposed legislation."

SECTION 2. The requirements of section 1 of this Act shall be limited to the diabetes information, data, initiatives, and programs within each department prior to the effective date of this Act, unless there is unencumbered funding for diabetes prevention in each agency that may be used for new research, data collection, reporting, or other requirements of section 1 of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Health; Diabetes; Reporting

 

Description:

Requires DOH, in collaboration with DHS and DHRD, to develop departmental plans to reduce the incidence of diabetes in the State and submit reports to the legislature.

 

 

 

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