Bill Text: HI HB1865 | 2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Alzheimer's Disease And Related Dementia.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 32-4)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-07 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) McDermott, Yamashita excused (2). [HB1865 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2020-HB1865-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1865

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that an estimated twenty-nine thousand individuals in the State suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation.  Alzheimer's disease affects a person's memory and eventually causes the individual to experience difficulties with speech and language skills, vision, decision making, and many other daily activities.

     The legislature further finds that due to the nature of Alzheimer's disease, there is a high demand for in-home care, adult daycare, assisted living facilities, and care homes.  Assistance for most of the daily life activities at these facilities is performed by nurse aides or nursing assistants.

     As residents of Hawaii have the longest life expectancy of any state, the need for skilled care facilities, nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, respite care, adult foster care, adult day programs, home health care, in-home care, and hospice are estimated to grow as the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease increases.  Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to require the executive office on aging to convene a working group to:

     (1)  Review the best practices of other states as they relate to dementia training requirements in care facilities;

     (2)  Make recommendations on standards of training regarding the number of hours, learning objectives, to which staff the standards should apply, and other relevant criteria determined by the working group; and

     (3)  Make recommendations on strategies to implement the standards identified in paragraph (2).

     SECTION 2.  (a)  The executive office on aging shall convene a working group to:

     (1)  Review the best practices of other states as they relate to dementia training requirements in care facilities;

     (2)  Make recommendations on standards of training regarding the number of hours, learning objectives, to which staff the standards should apply, and other relevant criteria determined by the working group; and

     (3)  Make recommendations on strategies to implement the standards identified in paragraph (2).

     (b)  The working group shall consist of the following members:

     (1)  The director of the executive office on aging, who shall serve as chairperson of the working group;

     (2)  The director of health, or the director's designee;

     (3)  The director of human services, or the director's designee;

     (4)  A representative of the Aloha Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, who shall be invited by the director of the executive office on aging; and

     (5)  A representative of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, who shall be invited by the director of the executive office on aging.

     (c)  The working group shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, regarding the matters identified in section 1 of this Act to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2021.

     (d)  The working group shall cease to exist on June 30, 2021.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Training; Executive Office on Aging; Working Group; Kupuna Caucus

 

Description:

Requires the executive office on aging to convene a working group.  Requires a report to the legislature.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD1)

 

 

 

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