STAND. COM. REP. NO. 648

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 224

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 224, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Change the administration of the State Health Planning and Development Special Fund and divert excess monies in the State Health Planning and Development Special Fund at the end of each fiscal year to the general fund;

 

(2) Amend certain provisions for the certificate of need process; and

 

(3) Appropriate funds for permanent positions within the State Health Planning and Development Agency.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Kauai County Subarea Health Planning Council, Institute for Justice, Satellite Healthcare, AMR, and Elder Care 808. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Liberty Dialysis-Hawaii/Fresenius Medical Care North America. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health, State Health Planning and Development Agency, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, Hawaii Primary Care Association, and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

 

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. 224, H.D. 1, 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