STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1686

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.R. No. 85
                                        




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R.
No. 85 entitled:

     "SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN
     RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CREATE A JOB CLASSIFICATION FOR
     ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this Resolution is to request the Department
of Human Resources Development to create a job classification for
advanced practice registered nurses.

     Your Committee finds that recent legislation authorized the
certification of advanced practice registered nurses.  Your
Committee further finds that the State must now take appropriate
personnel actions to create a job classification for them within
the state system.  The current lack of such positions prevents
the State from recruiting, retaining, and appropriately utilizing
such specially trained and certified nurses.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 85, and
recommends its adoption.


 
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                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,



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                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair



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                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

 
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