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:

Friday, February 3, 2023

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1300

Status

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.

Establishes provisional or associate-level licensure requirements for marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and psychologists and authorizes insurance reimbursements in certain circumstances. Allows psychologist license applicants to sit for the licensing examination before completing certain other requirements. Allows the Board of Psychology to grant licensure waivers in certain circumstances for psychologists. Authorizes insurance reimbursements for services provided by a supervised social work intern in certain circumstances.

 

HLT, CPC

HB 1451

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.

Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to certify whether a person is totally disabled under the income tax code. Adds advanced practice registered nurses as primary providers in advance mental health care directives. Authorizes advanced practice registered nurses to make capacity determinations for purposes of advance mental health care directives.

 

HLT, CPC, JHA

HB 1221

Status

RELATING TO PHARMACISTS.

Mandates reimbursement for services provided by participating registered pharmacists practicing within their scope of practice by private and public health plans in the State beginning January 1, 2024.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 955

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 457J, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Makes permanent the existing exemption for birth attendants to continue to practice without a license, under certain conditions. Expands qualifications for licensure to include the North American Registry of Midwives portfolio evaluation process.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 485

Status

RELATING TO MARRIAGE.

Provides for the replacement of certificates of marriage for individuals who have changed their gender, sex, and, if applicable, name.

 

HLT, JHA, FIN

HB 855

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

Establishes a general excise tax exemption for the gross proceeds or income from the manufacture, production, packaging, and sale of diapers.

 

HLT, ECD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair