STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2182

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 6

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 6, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES MED-QUEST DIVISION TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF QUALIFIED PROVIDERS ALLOWED TO PROVIDE LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE MEDICAID POPULATION IN THE STATE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to request that the Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division expand the types of qualified providers allowed to provide lactation consultant services for the Medicaid population of the State.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Lactation Access Transforming Communities in Hawaii, Hawaii Public Health Institute, The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) P2 Line 24-25 remove "expand the types of qualified providers,;"

P2 line 28 remove "credential" and replace with "expand access to" and;

P2 Line 29-30 delete "or Certified Lactation Counselor certification'

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 6, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 6, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,

 

 

 

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair