This bill would amend the state health planning statute for the first time in nearly 30 years, and would be the first step in modernizing our state's approach to health planning, consistent with national and international best practices.
The only steps remaining for this measure to pass into law are 1) a final reading in the Senate 2) a conference committee to resolve any disagreements between the House and Senate, which is likely to be waived and 3) the Governor's signature.
Testifiers in support included the following organizations and individuals:
Hawai'i State Department in Labor and Industrial Relations, Office of Community Services
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Queen's Health Systems
Nursing Advocates & Mentors, Inc.
Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development
Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
Kokua Kalihi Valley
Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i
I Ola Lahui Rural Hawaii Behavioral Health Program
Hawai'i Primary Care Association
Community Alliance for Mental Health
Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Filipino American Citizens League
Waimanalo Health Center
Papa Ola Lokahi
National Federation of Filipino American Associations
Jacob Kaumuali'i Ching
Joakim Jojo Peter
Leanne Kealoha Fox
Richard N. Salvador
Robin E.S. Miyamoto