THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator Josh Green, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Friday, February 06, 2015

TIME:

1:15PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 791

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.

Requires health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 117

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the direct health care, including primary medical, dental, and behavioral services, for uninsured and underinsured residents of the State.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 236

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires each individual or group accident and health or sickness insurance policy and hospital or medical service contract issued or renewed after December 31, 2015, to provide coverage for medically necessary orthodontic services for the treatment of orofacial anomalies.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 306

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires health insurance coverage of orthodontic treatment for orofacial anomalies.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 781

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FERTILITY RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.

Requires insurance coverage for embryo, oocyte, and sperm cryopreservation procedures to preserve the fertility of adults diagnosed with cancer who have not yet started cancer treatment.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 337

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires birthing facilities to perform a pulse oximetry test or other medically accepted screening on newborns to screen for critical congenital heart defects.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

 

 

 

SB 356

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Enables patients to obtain their medical records free of charge from medical facilities that have declared bankruptcy.

 

HTH/CPN

SB 1244

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PHARMACY AUDITS.

Establishes procedures for audits of pharmacies conducted by a health care provider, insurance company, third-party payor, department of health, or any entity that represents such companies, groups, or department.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 725

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Grants the board of dental examiners the power to issue cease and desist orders for the unlicensed practice of dentistry and for any other act or practice in violation of the dental licensing laws.

 

HTH/CPN, JDL

SB 804

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DENTISTRY.

Permits the board of dental examiners to issue cease and desist orders for the unlicensed practice of dentistry.  Makes the continued unlicensed practice of dentistry after receipt of a cease and desist or a class c felony.

 

HTH/CPN, JDL

SB 768

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 787

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.

Appropriates funds to the auditor to conduct a study on the effects of requiring insurers to cover infertility procedures.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 789

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.

Provides insurance coverage equality for women who are diagnosed with infertility by making available to them expanded treatment options, ensuring adequate and affordable health care services.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

SB 924

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH COVERAGE FOR BRAIN INJURIES.

Requires certain insurance contracts and plans to provide coverage beginning 1/1/2016 for treatment of brain injuries, including cognitive and neurocognitive therapy, neurobehavioral and neuropsychological testing or treatment, and necessary post-acute transition services or community reintegration activities for a period of at least twenty years from the date the injury occurred and up to a lifetime cap per person of $300,000.

 

HTH/CPN, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Health.

 

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808)586-9385.

 

 

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair

 

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Senator Josh Green

Chair