STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1053
RE: S.B. No. 1373
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1373, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMING SPECIAL FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify the allowable revenues to be deposited into the Executive Office on Aging's Administrative Claiming Special Fund.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health Executive Office on Aging and Department of Public Health Kupuna Caucus.
Your Committee finds that expanding Medicaid Administrative Claiming to include the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the State Insurance Assistant Program will help support kupuna and persons with disabilities who need long-term services, and will bring more federal moneys into the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1373, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair