Bill Text: HI HB1975 | 2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Emergency Medical Services.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-03-16 - The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice. [HB1975 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2020-HB1975-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1975

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

 

 

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

 


     SECTION 1.  (a)  Any county of the State with a population greater than five hundred thousand that receives funding for the provision of emergency medical services pursuant to section 321-228, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall adopt the recommendations of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration for its emergency medical services system.

     (b)  Any county to which subsection (a) applies shall submit a report of the steps taken to improve efficiency and revenue recovery for emergency medical services to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2021.

     (c)  Each county shall conduct an evaluation of the finances and operations of the county's emergency medical services system.  Any evaluation conducted pursuant to this Act shall include consultation with other counties of the State regarding any fiscal or operational efficiencies of the emergency medical services systems in those counties.  Emergency medical services to be examined shall include:

     (1)  Community medicine;

     (2)  Public-private partnerships; and

     (3)  Alternatives to emergency medical services transportation in certain nonemergency instances.

     (d)  Each county shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations of the evaluation required under this Act, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature and the department of health no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2021.

     SECTION 2.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

DOH; Emergency Medical Services; Counties

 

Description:

Requires that any county of the State with a population greater than 500,000 adopt the recommendations of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and submit a report to the Legislature on steps taken to improve efficiency and revenue recovery for emergency medical services.  Requires each county to conduct an evaluation regarding the finances and operations of the county's emergency medical services system.  Requires reports to the Legislature and Department of Health.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

 

 

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