-HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

8:35 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 390

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants in employment contracts, post-employment contracts, or separation agreements that forbid post-employment competition of licensed physicians.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 796

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Requires an entity to send written notice to a health care provider at least thirty calendar days prior to initiating any recoupment or offset demand efforts. Prohibits an entity from initiating any recoupment or offset efforts more than twelve months after an initial claim payment was received by a health care provider, with specific exceptions.

 

HLT, JUD

HB 1283

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Retains current financial and service benefits of the Hawaii health connector. Enhances the availability of services through the connector. Supports the self-sustainability of the connector by 2023 by enabling the connector to issue debentures issued in the name of the connector.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1467

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Enables the Hawaii health connector to offer large group coverage to insurers. Requires insurer participation in the connector if an insurer has a share of the small group market in the State that exceeds 20 per cent. Expands the potential small businesses market in the connector by amending the current definition of "small employer" under section 431:2-201.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Beginning January 1, 2016, ends transitional renewal policies in Hawaii. Requires health insurers to provide notice to group health plans offering continuation coverage about options to secure affordable coverage under the connector.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

HB 1108

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder treatments.

 

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1377

Status

RELATING TO CHILD HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation to develop the specifications and pricing for, as well as an implementation plan, for a web-based data system in the early intervention section of the department of health. Makes an appropriation for operating expenses and to establish one permanent coordinator position in the children with special health needs branch of the department of health to improve social-emotional and behavioral outcomes for children birth to age five years.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 1440

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program. Requires matching funds.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 10, HD1

(HSCR50)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes Department of Education (DOE) employees and agents to volunteer to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to a student with anaphylaxis in an emergency situation and to assist in the testing and management of diabetes for students. Allows students with diabetes to self-test and self-manage their illness. Requires DOE to report on the status of implementation. (HB10 HD1)

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

HB 861

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Education to provide care to students with diabetes pursuant to a student's diabetes medical management plan.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 458

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, requires public schools to annually provide information about the human papillomavirus, including the connection between human papillomavirus to cervical and other cancers and diseases, and the availability of vaccines against the human papillomavirus to parents or guardians of students entering sixth grade.

 

HLT, EDN

HB 459

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Specifies additional elements of Hawaii's existing sexuality health education law and its implementation. Requires the DOE to provide certain types of information to the public and to parents. Allows parents to opt out of the DOE's sexuality health education.

 

HLT, EDN

HB 1437

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Mandates a food establishment to sell or offer for sale only bottled water or low-fat milk for beverage as part of a children's meal.

 

HLT, JUD, FIN

HB 1438

Status

RELATING TO BEVERAGES.

Requires all sweetened beverages to contain a warning label.

 

HLT, CPC, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9425 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair