THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Senator Josh Green, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TIME:

1:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 414

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 792

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to the department of health in support of the state dental health initiative.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 298

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Makes an appropriation for one advanced life support ambulance to be based in Makalei on the island of Hawaii and to be used from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and to include a vehicle, equipment, and personnel costs.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 1016

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds to establish an advanced life support ambulance to be based in Puna on the island of Hawaii, including the acquisition of a vehicle and equipment and personnel costs for state-certified emergency medical services personnel.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 1006

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates funds for the purchase of one ambulance unit and operational costs for one ambulance unit to service the area of Kakaako.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 580

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUNA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER.

Appropriates funds as an emergency appropriation to the Puna Community Medical Center for a mobile health unit to service the Puna district due to the threat of inaccessibility from the lava flow.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 576

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Appropriates a grant to the Bay Clinic, Inc., for a mobile health unit to service the Puna district due to the threat of inaccessibility from the lava flow.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 385

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CANCER.

Appropriates funds to the department of health for the breast and cervical cancer control program.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 749

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AND AWARENESS PILOT PROGRAM.

Establishes a two-year Hawaii colorectal cancer screening and awareness pilot program using the Hawaii comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program as a model.  Appropriates funds for the pilot program.  Repeals on June 30, 2017.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 549

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD DONATION.

Requires the department of health to require all birthing hospitals to provide informed consent regarding umbilical cord blood donation to expectant mothers.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 266

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds to further develop the language access resource center and multilingual website pilot project.  Authorizes the hire of necessary personnel to staff the resource center and administer the multilingual website.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 300

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL.

Amends the offense of assault in the second degree as it applies to medical professionals by expanding the types of medical services providers protected under this offense.  Clarifies that the offense of assault in the second degree does not apply to patients located outside of emergency rooms receiving medical services at the time injury to a medical services provider occurs.

 

HTH, JDL

SB 1036

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.

Appropriates funds to the department of health to improve the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders by establishing a comprehensive and coordinated continuum of treatment services.  Establishes within the department a task force for improving substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment.  Repeals on 6/30/2107.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 818

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TUBERCULOSIS TESTING.

Requires the department of health to accept tuberculosis (TB) blood tests in addition to the TB skin test for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of TB examination.  Amends the law requiring tuberculosis clearance prior to public school entry to be in accordance with law rather than with department of health rules.  Clarifies that the Department of Health's administrative rules regarding the use of the Mantoux tuberculin skin test or chest x-rays in obtaining a certificate of tuberculosis examination shall remain in effect until amended to include the addition of TB blood tests as an acceptable TB diagnostic.

 

HTH

SB 805

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Removes the sunset provision from Act 255, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, relating to the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the practice of nursing as a registered nurse".

 

HTH, CPN

SB 926

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Establishes three positions within the office of language access to assist state agencies and state-funded agencies in implementing the requirements of Hawaii's language access law.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 294

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the functions of the Hawaii health systems corporation and its regions.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 406

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PRIMARY CARE TRAINING PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii health systems corporation primary care training program at Hilo medical center.  Appropriates moneys.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 531

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an appropriation to the department of health for the purpose of supporting the functions of the Hawaii health systems corporation.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 528

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Requires the state auditor to conduct a management audit of the Hawaii heath systems corporation.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 1117

      Status & Testimony

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

HTH, WAM

SB 790

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Increases access to physician orders for life-sustaining treatment by expanding health care provider signatory authority to include physician assistants.

 

HTH, CPN

 

 

 

 

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 Josh Green

Chair