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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

TIME:

11:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda: HB 955, HB 1404, HB 1442, HB 950, HB 1122, HB 1154,

HB 1155, HB 1156.

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 1, 2023 at 8:30 AM (HB 517); and on February 3, 2023 at 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

 

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 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 1404

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.

Makes the community court outreach project permanent. Amends the project to address homeless defendants and expand the opportunities for eligible defendants to participate. Appropriates funds for additional personnel and enhanced security services.

 

HLT, JHA, FIN

HB 1442

Status

RELATING TO REHABILITATION.

Expands the criminal justice diversion program. Amends the allowable period of court-ordered assisted community treatment and considerations for extensions. Allows courts to require certain probation violators to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment as a condition of continued probation. Requires DOH to contract with behavioral health crisis centers. Appropriates funds.

 

HLT, JHA, FIN

HB 950

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS.

Extends the time period that a family court may order continued assisted community treatment. Reduces the time period that a family court needs to determine whether assisted community treatment should continue.

 

HLT, JHA

HB 1122

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires certain patients subject to emergency hospitalization to be assessed to determine whether a surrogate or guardian is needed to make appropriate health care decisions for the patient.

 

HLT, JHA

HB 1154

Status

RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.

Amends the Uniform Probate Code to allow courts to appoint emergency guardians for respondents who reside in psychiatric facilities, hospitals, and homeless shelters. Extends the appointment period. Clarifies that guardians may consent to care, treatment, or service over the objection of wards. Sunsets 1/1/2028.

 

HLT, JHA

HB 1155

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT.

Permits interested parties to request the director of health to file an assisted community treatment petition on behalf of the interested party. Requires final orders for a petition to be filed within thirty days of the date an assisted community treatment petition is filed. Permits the family court to use online hearings for assisted community treatment petitions. Permits the subject of a petition to stipulate to the proposed order and for the court to enter the stipulated order without an evidentiary hearing. Requires the department of health to report to the legislature on the number of requests for petitions submitted to the director of health.

 

HLT, JHA

HB 1156

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes long-acting psychotropic medication to be provided to patients who are subject to emergency examination or hospitalization. Expands the administration of treatment over a patient's objection to include persons in director of health custody at any hospital, subject to an emergency examination, subject of an application for involuntary hospitalization, and subject to a court order regarding fitness to proceed for a criminal trial. Requires orders for treatment over objection proceedings to be expedited. Expands who may file a petition for an order to treat over objection under certain circumstances. Sunsets 7/1/2026.

 

HLT, JHA

 

 

 

 

As this is a decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., interpretive services (oral or written) or ASL interpreter), please contact the Committee Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so arrangements can be made.

 

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair