Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 184

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 184, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 184       MARCELLA SETO CHOCK, Pharm.D., for a term
                        to expire June 30, 2002, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the resume and other background information
submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the nominee
has a unique range of skills, abilities, and experiences that are
assets to the position to which the nominee is being appointed.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was submitted by the
Department of Health.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominee:  Dr. Marcella Seto Chock holds a Doctor of
Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific and a Bachelor
of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Hawaii at
Manoa, where she also completed pre-pharmacy.  She is currently
employed as the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for
Physicians HealthHawaii, Inc.  Her past employment includes
serving as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Department of
Veterans Affairs, Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist and
Satellite Pharmacist for Kaiser Permanente, Pharmacist Consultant
for Krames Communications, and Staff Pharmacist for Longs Drugs

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Stores, Inc.   Dr. Seto Chock is licensed in Hawaii as a
Registered Pharmacist and is a Board Member of the Hawaii Society
of Healthcare Education and Training.  She has had faculty
appointments at the Schools of Pharmacy of the University of
California, Oregon State University, and Creighton University.
Dr. Seto Chock is a drug consultant and publication reviewer for
patient education materials and has presented several lectures
locally and nationally.  She is affiliated with the American
Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of
Clinical Pharmacy.

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee who
appeared before your Committee about her qualifications for the
position to which she is being nominated.  Your Committee also
questioned the nominee about her vision and priorities relating
to the position to which she is being appointed, and about her
commitment to public service.  Based on this discussion, your
Committee believes the nominee adequately responded to the
Committee's inquiries and sufficiently satisfied the Committee's

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this
report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position
to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and
consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Health and Human

                                   SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

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