The Hawaii Long Term Care Commission
Act 224 of the State of Hawaii established the Long Term Care Commission in 2008. The Commission is composed of 15 appointees with a broad range of experience and expertise in long-term care. The five directors of the departments of Health, Human Services, Taxation, Labor, and Commerce sit as non-voting ex-officio members. The Commission is charged with identifying needed reforms of the long-term care system, researching program changes and resources needed to meet the state’s long-term care goals, and exploring funding options that my help support the provision of long-term care services. The Public Policy Center at the University of Hawaii facilitates the work of the Commission by providing administrative and policy support.
Final Report (NEW)
The Commission held a public hearing to present its draft final report in Conference Room 229 of the State Capitol January 6 2011, from 2:00-4:00pm. Minutes for the hearing and written testimonies are available here.
The Commission held a public hearing to present its draft interim report in the Auditorium of the State Capitol March 10 2011, from 3:00-5:00pm. Minutes for the hearing and written testimonies are available here.
Reports to the Commission
The Commission will receive a number of reports from researchers, prior to assembly of its own final report. These documents will inform our deliberations and recommendations, but the reports from contractors do not stand as official positions of the Commission.
- Overview Report (RTI)
- Stakeholder Interviews (RTI)
- Public Opinion Survey (RTI)
- Policy Options Report (RTI)
As a public agency, the Commission meets in accordance with Hawaii sunshine laws. Meetings (with a written agenda) are posted on the state calendar at least 6 days ahead of time, and minutes of meetings are publicly available.
- Powerpoint presentation from RTI at the March 12, 2010 meeting.
- Powerpoint presentation from RTI at the August 13, 2010 meeting.
- Powerpoint presentation from RTI at the October 6, 2010 meeting.
The Public Policy Center issued a call for proposals to execute a two year research project supporting the Long Term Care Commission. After disseminating an open Request for Proposals, the Commission received five excellent proposals. Following a competitive selection process, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) was awarded the contract. RTI's proposal is posted here.
- Dr. Patricia Blanchette
Professor, Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
- Dr. Mary G. Boland Dr.PH, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, UH Manoa
- Waynette K.Y. Cabral, M.S.W.
Executive Administrator, Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Robin Campaniano
General Partner, Ulupono Initiative LLC
- Sister Agnelle Ching
CEO, St. Francis Healthcare of Hawaii
- Dr. John Henry Felix
Chairman and CEO, Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
- Dr. Kenneth Fink
Administrator, State Med-Quest Division, Department of Human Services
- Ron Gallegos
National Sales Director, Primerica Financial Services
- Stuart Ho
State President, AARP
- Tony Krieg
Chief Executive Officer, Hale Makua
- Russell Okata
former Director, Hawaii Government Employees Association
- Linda J. Posto, LUTCF, LTCP
- Chuck Sted
President and CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health
- Eldon Wegner
Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, UH Manoa
- Paul Brewbaker, Ph.D
Principal, TZ Economics
- Director, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Department designee: Martha Im
- Director, Department of Health
Department designee: Wes Lum
- Director, Department of Human Services
Department designee: Will Tungol
- Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Department designee: Audrey Hidano
- Director, Department of Taxation
Department designee: Mark Yee