STAND. COM. REP. NO. 198________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1074

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No.
1074 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to terminate the Board of
Osteopathic Examiners and assign its duties to the Board of
Medical Examiner.  It also proposes to add to the medical board a
new member who is an osteopathic physician.  

     Your Committee received commentary from the Legislative
Auditor indicating that enactment of the bill could result in a
ten-member Board of Medical Examiners which could result in tie
votes. It is recommended that the following Committee should
consider the concerns of the Auditor. 

     Your Committee also received testimony in support from the
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and
Vocational Licensing Division.

     The Board of Osteopathic Examiners provided testimony in
opposition to the proposal.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
1074 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred
to the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Health,

                                   ALEXANDER C. SANTIAGO, Chair