STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1070
RE: H.B. No. 1447
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1447, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to support activities that increase the utilization of palliative care in Hawaii by requiring and appropriating funds for the Department of Health to establish a Culturally Competent Palliative Care Pilot Program to promote public education and the development of practices specific to the State's unique cultural norms.
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, East Hawaii Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Alzheimer's Association-Aloha Chapter, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, St. Francis Healthcare System, Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Hawai‘i Care Choices, Cancer Action Network, The Queen's Health Systems, Kōkua Mau, Hospice Maui, Inc., Community First, Hawaii Family Forum, East Hawaii IPA, and many concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Health provided comments 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. 1447, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair