Taken from a sent e-mail:
AMENDED TO REPLACE FIRST NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Conference Room 329
415 South Beretania Street
A G E N D A
The purpose of this informational briefing is to review human services issues relating to the Micronesian community in Hawaii, the history of the Federal Compact, and the state costs of providing human services to the Micronesian community and the federal reimbursement to the state.
At the conclusion of the briefing, the Chair of the House Human Services Committee will highlight the agreed upon solutions proposed to better address adequate reimbursement of human services' costs of COMPACT citizens in Hawaii.
The following organizations or individuals have been invited to participate in this briefing:
Hawaii's U.S. Congressional Delegates or their representatives
Department of Human Services
Representative of Liberty Dialysis & Fresenius Medical Center (Both agencies have merged and offer dialysis treatment statewide)
U.S. Officials with Federal Hospitals or Medical Centers in Hawaii
PANEL MEMBERS TO DISCUSS HISTORY OF THE COMPACT AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS COSTS AND HEALTHCARE OF COMPACT CITIZENS
Victor Geminiani, J.D., Director, Lawyers For Equal Justice
Neal Palafox, M.D., Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Seiji Yamada, M.D., Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Dina Shek, J.D., Director, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii
Noda Lojkar, Consul General, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Henry Shrew, Acting Consul General, Federated States of Micronesia
Wilfred C. Alik, M.D., Chair Micronesian Health Advisory Coalition
Individuals under the COMPACT
Agencies and faith based organizations which receive state funding for COMPACT citizens.
If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 to make a request for arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the briefing. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.
For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6050.
Only testimony from people on the testifiers list will be accepted.
Persons on the testifiers list wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:
· Testifier's name with position/title and organization;
· The Committee the comments are directed to;
· The date and time of the hearing;
· Measure number; and
· The number of copies the Committee is requesting.
While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.
Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:
PAPER: One copy (including an original) to Room 315 in the State Capitol;
FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8524 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or
EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HUStestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.
Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.