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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2351 - Required BMI Report for Children
Summary:Would require primary care physicians and pediatricians to provide an annual body mass index measurement to patients from age two to eighteen years. Would also require primary care physicians and pediatricians to annually report anonymous age and body mass index statistics to the department of health. Would require health plans to cover expenses related to body mass index measurement.
Sponsor(s):Green (D)
Status:
As of 1/17/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SB 2351 - Require PCPs to administer BMI screening
Summary:Would require primary care physicians and pediatricians to administer an annual body mass index measurement to children, beginning at the age of two years old, and report the data to the Department of Health; and would establish mandatory insurance coverage for body mass indexing for patients from age two to eighteen.
Sponsor(s):Josh Green (D)
Status:
As of 2/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.