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Below are the current pieces of legislation this 2015 legislative session.  Please submit testimony and let your voice be heard!

Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Independent Medical Examination
Description: Requires that a physician selected and paid for by an employer to conduct a medical examination for workers' compensation purposes shall be actively treating at least ten patients in a one-month period; be actively treating at least 50 per cent of the physician's total patient load in a one-month period; and possess medical malpractice insurance. Defines "actively treating".
Companion:  SB766
Package: None
Current Referral: LAB, FIN
Introducer(s): NISHIMOTO (Introduced by request of another party)

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS. pdf icon
Report Title: Pharmacy Benefit Manager; Maximum Allowable Cost
Description: Authorizes a pharmacy benefit manager to establish a maximum reimbursement amount for a drug if the drug is available in the State at a unit price at or below that amount.
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: CPC
Introducer(s): EVANS, MCKELVEY, Belatti, Creagan

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Eligibility Determination
Description: Amends workers' compensation law for temporary total and partial disability benefits through certification by a physician. Allows for contemporaneous certification and retroactive certification of disability status. Applies only during the period that injuries have not reached medical stabilization or enrollment in a vocational rehabilitation process. (HB679 HD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: LAB, CPC, FIN
Introducer(s): NAKASHIMA

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH. pdf icon
Report Title: Motor Vehicle Insurance; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; Naturopathic, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture Treatments
Description: Increases the authorized benefit for naturopathic, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance.
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/CPN, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, Espero

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Medical Examination
Description: Provides that an independent medical examination and permanent impairment rating examination shall be conducted by a qualified physician selected by the mutual agreement of the parties. Provides a process for appointment in the event that there is no mutual agreement. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH, JDL
Introducer(s): GREEN, Espero, Riviere, Ruderman

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH. pdf icon
Report Title: Motor Vehicle Insurance; Personal Injury Protection Benefits; Acupuncture Treatments
Description: Increases the authorized benefit for acupuncture treatments allowed under personal injury protection benefits provided through motor vehicle insurance. Ties increases in payments for acupuncture treatments in with annual increases, if any, to the medicare economic index. Effective July 1, 2020. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: CPN, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, GABBARD, RUDERMAN, Espero

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO DRUG OVERDOSE PREVENTION. pdf icon
Report Title: Opioid Antagonist; Naloxone Hydrochloride; Drug Overdose; Prevention; Emergency Response; Medical Immunity; Appropriation ($)
Description: Creates immunity for individuals who prescribe, possess, or administer an opioid antagonist such as naloxone hydrochloride during an opioid-related drug overdose. Authorizes emergency personnel to administer naloxone hydrochloride. Requires medicaid coverage for naloxone hydrochloride. Exempts pharmacists and pharmacies from licensure and permitting requirements, except for drug storage requirements, for storing and distributing opioid antagonists. Makes an appropriation for drug overdose recognition, prevention, and response, including the distribution and administration of naloxone hydrochloride. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/JDL, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, ESPERO, Baker, English, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Riviere, Ruderman, Shimabukuro

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH. pdf icon
Report Title: Hawaii Drug Take-back and Education Initiative Program; Narcotics Enforcement and Prescription Drug Monitoring Advisory Committee
Description: Establishes the Hawaii drug take-back and education initiative to coordinate and increase the safe return and disposal of drugs and the narcotics enforcement and prescription drug monitoring advisory committee to advise the department of public safety narcotics enforcement division. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/PSM, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, BAKER, ESPERO, KIDANI, RIVIERE, Gabbard, Harimoto, Ihara, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Ruderman, Shimabukuro, Wakai

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Independent Medical Examination
Description: Requires that a physician selected and paid for by an employer to conduct a medical examination for workers' compensation purposes shall be actively treating at least ten patients in a one-month period; be actively treating at least 50 per cent of the physician's total patient load in a one-month period; and possess medical malpractice insurance. Defines "actively treating".
Companion:  HB215
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH, JDL
Introducer(s): SHIMABUKURO, CHUN OAKLAND, Ihara

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH. pdf icon
Report Title: Pain Medication Agreement; Narcotics Enforcement Division
Description: 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 a pain medication agreement for use in the State. Specifies the contents of the template. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/PSM, CPN
Introducer(s): GREEN, BAKER, INOUYE, Dela Cruz, Espero, Nishihara, Riviere, Taniguchi

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Impartial Physician; Exam; Appropriation ($)
Description: Requires a workers' compensation impartial exam to be conducted by a doctor whose specialty is appropriate for the injury to be examined in cases where the director of labor and industrial relations appoints a doctor to conduct an exam. Appropriates funds for the purpose of this measure. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: JDL/HTH, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH. pdf icon
Report Title: Narcotics Advisory Committee; Continuing Medical Education; Narcotics
Description: Establishes the narcotics advisory committee to recommend acceptable topics and curriculum for the continuing medical education program. Establishes requirements for a mandatory continuing medical education program for prescribing practitioners that prescribe narcotic drugs. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/PSM, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, Baker, Keith-Agaran, Riviere, Taniguchi, Wakai

 

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Measure Title: RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION TREATMENT PLANS. pdf icon
Report Title: Workers' Compensation; Treatment Plans; Electronic Submission
Description: Allows physicians to submit workers' compensation treatment plans to employers by facsimile, the Internet, or secure electronic mail. Requires employers to accept electronically submitted treatment plans and provide an electronic receipt of the submission. (SD1)
Companion:  
Package: None
Current Referral: HTH/JDL, WAM
Introducer(s): GREEN, BAKER, RUDERMAN, Espero, Galuteria

 

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