Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 294

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. 294, submitting for study and
consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. 292            GAIL T. TOMINAGA, M.D., F.A.C.S, for a
                         term to expire June 30, 2002; and
                         TOBY L. CLAIRMONT, VIRGINIA MARIE
                         KAPALI, DELBERT M. NISHIMOTO, DARREN J.
                         ROSARIO, and ANDY SCHWARTZ, M.D., for
                         terms to expire June 30 2003,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominees bring a
unique range of skills, abilities, and experiences to the
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

     The Department of Health submitted testimony in support of
all of the nominees.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

     Gail Tominaga is currently the medical director for trauma
services at the Queen's Medical Center.  Ms. Tominaga is
currently the State Chairperson for the American College of

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Surgeons Committee on Trauma and a member of the Pacific Coast
Surgical Association.

     Toby L. Clairmont is a registered nurse and manager for
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program.  Mr. Clairmont currently
serves as the hospitals deputy operations officer for the Oahu
Civil Defense Agency and is a member of the United States Army

     Testimony in support of Mr. Clairmont was received from
Kaiser Permanente.

     Virginia Kapali is currently the Transportation Director for
Kauai County Transportation Agency.  Ms. Kapali has previously
worked as an assistant executive and program specialist for the
Kauai County Office of Elderly Affairs.  Ms. Kapali currently
serves on the Kauai Hearing Board for the Housing and Community
Development Corporation of Hawaii and is a member of the
Kamehameha Schools Association of Kauai.

     Testimony in opposition to Virginia Kapali was received from
one individual.

     Delbert Nishimoto is currently a construction inspector for
the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works.  Mr. Nishimoto
is a board member for the Hawaii Heart Association and the Big
Island International Marathon Association.  Mr. Nishimoto is a
retired Hawaii Army National Guard Commander.

     Darren Rosario is presently a Hawaii County Firefighter and
a mobile intensive care technician.  Mr. Rosario is a committee
member of A Dream Come True and a C.P.R. Instructor.  Mr. Rosario
additionally served in the Hawaii Army National Guard for eight
years as a combat medic.

     Andy Schwartz is currently a physician at the Queen's
Medical Center.  Mr. Schwartz is a member of the American College
of Emergency Physicians and was past president of the Hawaii
chapter.  Mr. Schwartz has previously served on the Board of
Directors for the Domestic Violence Coalition and Hotline and
presently serves on the Department of Commerce and Consumer
Affairs Medical Advisory Committee.

     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
nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the

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positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate
advise and consent to the nominations.

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

                                   SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

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