HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

977

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to amend the procurement laws relating to purchases of health and human services by abolishing the community council on purchase of health and human services. The community council was established in 1997 by section 103F-202, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the purpose of providing input and advising the state procurement administrator to develop the rules, infrastructure, and procedures for procuring health and human services. More than twenty-five years later, the rules are well-established and both providers and purchasing agencies are accustomed to the procurement process. Any further rule changes can be managed through the procurement policy board.

SECTION 2. Section 103F-202, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["[103F-202] Community council. (a) There is established a community council on purchase of health and human services. The community council shall be comprised of no more than nine voting members, and one non-voting, ex-officio member of the interagency committee on purchase of health or human services designated by the majority of the members of the committee. There shall be a member from each county, except the county of Kalawao, and up to five members interested in health, human services, employment, or the provision of services to children and youth.

(b) Voting members shall be appointed by the governor and serve for four years. Each voting member shall serve until the member's successor is appointed. Section 26-34 shall apply insofar as it relates to the number of terms and consecutive number of years a member may serve on the council.

(c) Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses, including travel expenses, necessary for the performance of their duties.

(d) The community council shall advise the administrator about or assist the administrator in:

(1) Market or business conditions facing providers;

(2) Securing input from providers to facilitate agency decision-making to assess needs, plan, budget, and purchase health and human services;

(3) Facilitating provider participation in the process used by state agencies to plan for and purchase health and human services;

(4) Establishing schedules for planning and purchasing health and human services in relation to the annual and biennial budget cycles;

(5) Developing criteria to evaluate proposals to provide health and human services, and for restrictive purchases under section 103F-403; and

(6) The needs of purchasing agencies and providers for education and training to improve planning for or purchasing of health and human services."]

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Purchases of Health and Human Services; Community Council

 

Description:

Abolishes the Community Council on purchase of health and human services

 

 

 

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