HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane, Chair

Rep. Adrian K. Tam, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

TIME:

9 A.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2032, SD2

(SSCR2983)

Status

RELATING TO GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY.

Establishes the Hawaii Genetic Information Privacy Act. Requires direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to adhere to certain requirements pertaining to the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data. Provides that any violation of the Act is deemed to be an unfair or deceptive trade practice in accordance with section 480-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, JHA

SB 2115, SD1

(SSCR3148)

Status

RELATING TO THE ROOM CONFINEMENT OF MINORS.

Establishes conditions and time limits for placing a minor in room confinement at a detention or shelter facility. (SD1)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 2274, SD2

(SSCR2928)

Status

RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.

Requires all nursing license applicants to respond to the center for nursing workforce supply survey in conjunction with license renewal; provided that the license renewal shall not be contingent upon responding to the workforce supply survey and failure to respond to the workforce supply survey shall not result in encumbrance of the nurse's license. Increases the additional center for nursing fee from $40 to $60 per licensing biennium. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2276, SD2

(SSCR2933)

Status

RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE.

Makes comprehensive updates to chapter 436E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding acupuncture practitioners to reflect modernized scopes of practice, titles, and licensing and renewal requirements. Beginning with the renewal for the licensing biennium commencing July 1, 2025, requires licensees to obtain thirty hours of continuing education per licensing biennium. Allows the Board of Acupuncture to issue licenses by reciprocity. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2280, SD2

(SSCR2757)

Status

RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.

Allows dental assistants to perform limited duties under the general supervision of a dentist in public health settings. Effective 1/1/2023. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2375, SD1

(SSCR3033)

Status

RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.

Requires the Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, to develop and establish a program to train incarcerated nonviolent individuals in the area of social work. Requires progress reports on the program to the Legislature. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2481, SD2

(SSCR2777)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH CRISIS CENTERS.

Establishes the Youth Crisis Center Branch within the Office of Youth Services and the position of Administrator of the Youth Crisis Branch to head the Office of Youth Services. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 2482, SD1

(SSCR3059)

Status

RELATING TO WELLNESS.

Establishes a temporary Office of Wellness and Resilience within the Office of the Governor. Authorizes the Office to address issues and implement solutions to improve wellness and resilience, including issues and solutions identified by the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force. Appropriates moneys. Sunsets on an unspecified date. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2624, SD2

(SSCR3081)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Health to implement a telehealth pilot project and publish an evaluation report on the telehealth pilot project outcomes. Exempts the telehealth pilot project from the Hawaii Public Procurement Code for a period of 12 months. Clarifies that the period of performance of all procurements made during this temporary exemption shall not exceed the term of the telehealth pilot project. Requires the department to implement and administer a rural health care pilot project to provide physicians and nurse practitioners serving selected rural areas with an availability fee and reimbursements for certain expenses. Requires the department to submit to the Legislature an evaluation report on the rural health care pilot project outcomes. Appropriates moneys to support the pilot projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2670, SD2

(SSCR3088)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, PLUS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus (LGBTQ+) Commission. Requires each county mayor to appoint a county committee on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus affairs. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

SB 2678, SD2

(SSCR3091)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to expand the Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program by: (1) contracting with third-party service providers and staffing consultants and (2) recruiting more volunteers. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 2882, SD2

(SSCR2789)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.

Establishes the Community Health Worker Certification Program within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Establishes the Community Health Worker Certification Special Subaccount of the Compliance Resolution Fund. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 3248, SD1

(SSCR2752)

Status

RELATING TO AMBULANCES.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Health to purchase one advanced life support ambulance to be based on the island of Molokai, and related equipment, and pay related personnel costs for state-certified emergency medical services personnel. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HHH, CPC, FIN

SB 3323, SD2

(SSCR3165)

Status

RELATING TO ATTACHMENT.

Increases the amount of interest in real property that is exempt from attachment and execution. Amends the value of personal property that is exempt from attachment and execution, including increasing the exemption amount for a motor vehicle. Exempts from attachment or execution, an amount equivalent to one month of child support or $5,000, whichever is lower, and one month of spousal support or $5,000, whichever is lower. (SD2)

 

HHH, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Chair