HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

8:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2145

Status

RELATING TO MEDICATION SYNCHRONIZATION.

Requires health insurance and hospital and medical service plans that provide prescription drug benefits to apply prorated daily cost-sharing rates for prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2527

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO FOSTER CARE.

Proposed HD1: Amends the Child Protective Act, Chapter 587A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by deleting the existing section 587A-3, Guiding Principles for children in foster care, and replacing it with a new section 587A - , Rights of children in foster care.

 

Copies of the Proposed HD1 are available in Room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2158

Status

RELATING TO TOBACCO.

Prohibits the issuance of retail tobacco permits and sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices by businesses that are located within seven hundred fifty feet of a school, public park, or public housing complex.

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

HB 2734

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Authorizes and establishes procedures and criteria for prescriptive authority for clinical psychologists who meet specific education, training, and registration requirements.  Requires the Board of Psychology to report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2022. Sunsets 6/30/2021.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2211

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds to satisfy state and federal class action settlement agreements requiring the Department of Human Services to implement a foster care maintenance payment system that complies with the federal Child Welfare Act, to increase clothing allowance payments, to reimburse certain caregivers and beneficiaries for past inadequate benefit payments, and comply with additional settlement terms.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2184

Status

RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.

Establishes the criteria for licensure of midwives by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Provides for interim rules for continuing education requirements, standards of professional conduct, prescriptive authority, and penalties for violations. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1928

Status

RELATING TO A RIGHT TO PARENT FOR BLIND PERSONS.

Establishes parental rights for blind parents or prospective blind parents in the context of child welfare, foster care, family law, and adoption.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 687

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Proposed HD1: Requires insurance coverage after December 31, 2018, for the costs of transportation to the continental United States for heart or lung, or both, transplant patients. (HB687 HD1 PROPOSED)

 

Copies of the Proposed HD1 are available in Room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2126

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Ensures certain benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act are preserved under Hawaii law, including: extending dependent coverage for adult children up to 26 years of age; prohibiting health insurance entities from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion; and prohibiting health insurance entities from using an individual's gender to determine premiums or contributions.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2143

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SERVICES.

Clarifies the scope of practice of behavior analysis. Clarifies who may provide behavior analysis and applied behavior analysis services regardless of licensure status, including licensed individuals working within an overlapping scope of practice, individuals supervised by a licensed professional of an overlapping scope of practice, and caregivers.

 

HHS, CPC

HB 2657

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.

Clarifies the scope of practice of behavior analysis to mean the practice of applied behavior analysis. Broadens the exemption of licensed or credentialed practitioners practicing within their own recognized scopes of practice who are already exempt from the Behavior Analyst Law, to include participants in the Medicaid Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Home and Community-Based Waiver.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 2528

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Proposed HD1: Requires criminal history checks of adult relatives who provide care for a child whose family receives a child care subsidy from the Department of Human Services, clarifies that the Department of Human Services may take both administrative and judicial action to enforce child care licensing provisions of chapter 346, Hawaii Revised Statutes, clarifies the role and response of the child care licensing program when it receives a report of death or injury of a child in a child care setting, and addresses the release of information pending an investigation.

 

Copies of the Proposed HD1 are available in Room 439 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

HHS, CPC/JUD

HB 62

Status

RELATING TO CANCER.

Creates the colorectal cancer screening and awareness pilot program within the department of health and appropriates funds for the program. Repeals on 6/30/2020.

 

HHS, FIN

HB 2465

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Health to conduct a study regarding a pilot program to pay for Hawaii residents to attend the College of Medicine of the University of Northern Philippines in Ilocos Sur in exchange for a commitment to practice medicine in Hawaii after graduation.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

HB 1899

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes penalties for the misbranding of fish or fish products that results in consumer illness. Creates the Fish Misbranding Special Fund. Authorizes the Director of Health to prohibit the sale of fish or fish products deemed to be a credible health concern.

 

HHS, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2135

Status

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Provides that funds received from the federal government for the purpose of addressing domestic violence and moneys from the Emergency Medical Services Special Fund shall not be distributed to a law enforcement agency or emergency medical services agency whose policies, procedures, and training for personnel and supervisors do not formally require lethality assessments and safety planning with victims of domestic violence. Takes effect 7/1/2020.

 

HHS, JUD, FIN

HB 2531

Status

RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Requires prescribers of certain controlled substances to consult the electronic prescription accountability system before issuing a prescription for the controlled substance.

 

HHS, CPC, JUD

HB 2622

Status

RELATING TO INFORMED CONSENT FOR VACCINATIONS.

Requires health care providers to obtain informed consent in writing from a person before administering a vaccination. Establishes requirements for obtaining informed consent.

 

HHS, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1813

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Short form bill relating to health.

 

HHS

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 403 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6311 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair