THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator Josh Green, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Will Espero, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

1:20PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

SB 1229

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PAIN MANAGEMENT.

Part I:  Establishes the Hawaii drug take-back and education initiative and the narcotics enforcement and prescription drug monitoring advisory committee.  Part II:  Establishes the narcotics advisory committee to recommend topics and curriculum for the continuing medical education program.  Establishes requirements for a continuing medical education program for prescribing practitioners that prescribe narcotic drugs.  Part III:  Requires a pain medication agreement to be executed between a patient and any prescriber of a narcotic drug within the State for use as pain medication under certain conditions.  Requires the administrator of the narcotics enforcement division to develop and make available a template of the agreement.  Part IV:  Requires practitioners to register to use the electronic prescription accountability system (EPAS) to administer, prescribe, or dispense a controlled substance.  Requires all practitioners prescribing or dispensing certain controlled substances to use EPAS beginning 1/1/2016.  Requires all practitioners and practitioner delegates to request patient information from the central repository prior to prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a new patient and any patient receiving chronic pain therapy beginning 1/1/2017.  Provides pharmacist delegates and practitioner delegates with access to EPAS and in certain situations, expands access to investigative information in EPAS to include law enforcement officers and investigative agents of regulatory agencies and various individuals.  Part V:  Creates immunity for individuals who prescribe, possess, or administer an opioid antagonist during an opioid-related drug overdose.  Authorizes emergency personnel to administer naloxone hydrochloride.  Requires medicaid coverage for naloxone hydrochloride.  Exempts pharmacists and pharmacies from certain licensure and permitting requirements.  Appropriates funds for drug overdose recognition, prevention, and response.

 

HTH/PSM/JDL, CPN/WAM

SB 675

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO FIREFIGHTERS.

Provides firefighters with comprehensive medical coverage through workers compensation benefits by establishing a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who suffers from cancer, blood-borne infectious disease, or exposure to biochemical substances contracted the condition in the course of employment.  Requires the Hawaii State Fire Council to develop standards and procedures to ensure health and safety of firefighters who may be exposed to hazardous materials in the course of their duties.

 

HTH/JDL/PSM, WAM

SB 275

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Establishes the statewide sexual assault response system, sexual assault response teams in each county, and sexual assault victim examination protocols, including time frames pertaining to the collection, submittal, and analysis of forensic medical evidence.  Makes appropriations.

 

HTH/PSM/JDL, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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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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Senator Will Espero

Chair

 

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Senator Josh Green

Chair

 

 

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Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Chair