This bill establishes a stroke system of care in the State by recognizing three levels of care (Level I, II and II). It defines a “Stroke Support Facility Level II” as: “a hospital or health care facility that provides timely access to stroke care but that does not meet all the criteria specified for a comprehensive stroke center or a primary stroke center. Stroke support facilities provide timely access to acute stroke care that would not otherwise be available such as in rural areas where transportation and access are limited and utilize stroke care methods commonly known as ‘drip and ship’ or telemedicine approaches.”
Pending Legislation and Regulation
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This bill would require reimbursement for services provided through telehealth to be equivalent to reimbursement for the same services provided via face to face contact between a health care provider and a patient. The bill also adds to the definition of a “health care provider”, defines telehealth and replaces the word “telemedicine” with “telehealth” in Hawaii law.
This bill creates a five year pilot program for the treatment of traumatic brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder for residents.
This bill would stipulate that funds in the trauma system special fund be used by the department to support the continuing development and operation of a comprehensive state trauma system; provided that surcharges collected shall be used to support (among other things) telemedicine networks in all communities to ensure access to specialty care.
This resolution would request the Department of Health to establish a task force to study the potential benefits of teledentistry for the vulnerable and underserved populations, such as access to dental care and cost efficiencies, and to identify the barriers to the practice of teledentistry in Hawaii.
This bill, among other things, would require coverage of services delivered through telemedicine.
This bill would prohibit the termination of a pregnancy by telecommunications technology.
This bill relates to a hospital's participation in the state's perinatal program; requires participation to include prearranged consultative agreements between hospitals; allows the consultative agreements to include direct care or utilization of telemedicine or telephone consultation for a hospital to qualify for a higher level of participation and a higher rate of reimbursement under the medical assistance program.
This bill would allow the board of pharmacy to issue a telepharmacy license, based on special conditions.
This bill creates the Health Enterprise Zones, the purpose of which is to encourage public and private partners on the state and local level to collaborate in targeting resources to reduce health disparities, address social determinants of health, improve individual health outcomes and population health, and reduce health care costs throughout the state. Among other things, incentives available to health enterprise zones would include grants to support the infrastructure and positions to provide mental health services, telemedicine, care coordination, electronic health records, and data collection and analysis.