Bill Text: HI HR44 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requesting The Department Of Health To Conduct A Study On The State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System To Identify Issues And Problems And Propose Initiatives To Improve The System.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-28 - Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, C. Lee excused (2). [HR44 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-HR44-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.R. NO.

44

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

 

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE STATE COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY ISSUES AND PROBLEMS AND PROPOSE INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE THE SYSTEM.

 

 

 


     WHEREAS, the Department of Health is responsible for administering and maintaining the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System by planning, coordinating, and providing assistance to all public and private entities and agencies involved in the state system, and ensuring that all emergency medical services or ambulance services conducted by or under the authorization of the Department of Health or any county are consistent with part XVIII, chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and

 

     WHEREAS, the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System provides for the arrangement of personnel, facilities, and equipment, primarily in the pre-hospital setting, for the effective and coordinated delivery of health care services under emergency conditions, regardless of whether the emergency condition occurs as a result of the patient's condition, natural disasters, or other causes; and

 

     WHEREAS, the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System provides personnel, personnel training, communications, emergency transportation, facilities, coordination with emergency medical and critical care services, coordination and use of available public safety agencies, promotion of consumer participation, accessibility to care, mandatory standard medical recordkeeping, consumer information and education, independent review and evaluation, disaster linkage, mutual aid agreements, and other components necessary to meet the purposes of the state comprehensive system; and

     WHEREAS, the Department of Health is responsible for establishing standards for emergency medical services and for emergency medical service systems consistent with the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System and applicable federal guidelines for such services, and the regulation of ambulances within the State, including the certification of vehicles, equipment, supplies, and communication systems; and

 

     WHEREAS, the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee is administratively attached to the Department of Health to serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Health on all matters relating to the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System; and

 

     WHEREAS, in consultation with the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, the Department of Health is responsible for determining the levels of emergency medical services that are implemented in each county and is authorized to contract to provide emergency medical services, including emergency aeromedical services, or any necessary component of a county emergency services system in accordance with the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Department of Health is responsible for establishing reasonable fees for services rendered to the public by the Department of Health, any county, or private agency; and

 

     WHEREAS, to fulfill the duties of the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch, it is imperative that the Department of Health strive to ensure that the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System is efficiently maintained and effectively provides emergency services; and

 

     WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 281, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, currently contains provisions requiring the Department of Health to contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to perform a study of the State Medical Emergency System; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2019, that the Department of Health is requested to conduct a study on the State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System to identify issues and problems and propose initiatives to improve the system; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Health is requested to submit a written report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2020; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall be known as "Keo's Resolution"; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Director of Health.

Report Title: 

Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System; State Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services System; Department of Health; Study

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