Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions

Is the list of “debilitating medical conditions” limited? YES – As defined in section 121 of  HRS-329 , a qualifying debilitating medical condition includes:

  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (added effective December 19, 2017 as per the petition process)
  2. Cancer,
  3. Glaucoma,
  4. Lupus (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
  5. Epilepsy (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
  6. Multiple Sclerosis (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
  8. Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus,
  9. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome,
  10. Post-traumatic stress disorder (added effective July 1, 2015 as per Act 241, SLH 2015), or
  11. “The treatment of these conditions”, or “A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome,
  • Severe pain,
  • Severe nausea,
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease.

Has the list of debilitating medical condition