HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Jenna Takenouchi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Terez Amato

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Diamond Garcia

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 82

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PRECEPTORS.

Expands eligibility for the health care preceptor tax credit by clarifying that preceptors may be compensated for standard clinical services and including specialties that support the development and training of students in primary care. Includes the director of health on the preceptor credit assurance committee.

 

HLT, ECD, FIN

HB 664

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Expands the class of health care providers under whom respiratory therapists may practice respiratory care to include physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 666

Status

RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT.

Adopts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to create a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards and provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple states, thereby enhancing the portability of a medical license and ensuring the safety of patients.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 517

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH DATA SHARING.

Establishes the Hawaii health data exchange framework. Establishes the stakeholder advisory group to assist the department of health in the development of the framework. Requires certain health care organizations to execute a health data sharing agreement by 9/1/2024. Establishes deadlines for certain entities to begin sharing health information. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 659

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Establishes permitting and education requirements for pharmacists performing certain diagnostic tests or tests waived pursuant to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). Expands the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to include the performance of certain diagnostic or CLIA-waived tests.

 

HLT, HET, CPC

HB 622

Status

RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Establishes within the Department of Health a task force to reduce the suicide rate among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the State.

 

HLT, JHA, FIN

HB 663

Status

RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.

Increases the categories of women required to be covered for mammogram screenings. Requires the existing health insurance mandate for coverage of low-dose mammography to include digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Defines "digital breast tomosynthesis". Requires health care providers to be reimbursed at rates accurately reflecting the resource costs specific to each service, including any increased resource cost after 1/1/2023.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair