OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News The Hawaii legislature has passed a bill, HB 2157, authorizing the states department of health to establish standards for managed behavioral health programs. Under the new law, the director of the department of health will establish administrative standards for managed care and can levy penalties up to $1,000 for consistent violations. The law will also require prompt confirmation of treatment denial and limit the information that can be requested by a managed care company, according to an . . .