REPORT TITLE:
Nurses


DESCRIPTION:
Changes the composition of the nine member Board of Nursing, from
a board that that consists of five registered nurses, one of
which is also an advanced practice nurse, two licensed practical
nurses, and two public members, to a board consisting of six
registered nurses, one of which is also an advanced practice
nurse, one licensed practical nurse, and two public members.
(HB1387 HD2)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO NURSES.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 457-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "457-3 State board of nursing; appointment; term of
 
 4 office[; removal from office].  The board shall consist of nine
 
 5 members[, five of whom] as follows:
 
 6      (1)  Six shall be registered nurses, [two] one of whom shall
 
 7           be recognized as an advanced practice registered nurse
 
 8           in this State;
 
 9      (2)  One shall be a licensed practical [nurses] nurse; and
 
10           [two of whom]
 
11      (3)  Two shall be public members[; provided that at the
 
12           first vacancy of a registered nurse member of the board
 
13           after July 5, 1994 and thereafter, at least one of the
 
14           registered nurses shall meet the requirements for
 
15           recognition as an advanced practice registered nurse
 
16           set out in this chapter].
 
17 Both nursing education and direct providers of nursing services
 
18 shall be represented on the board.  The term of office for
 
19 members of the board shall be three years.  No member shall be
 
20 appointed to more than two consecutive terms or serve more than
 

 
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 1 six consecutive years.  Six members of the board shall be
 
 2 residents of the city and county of Honolulu and three shall be
 
 3 residents of counties other than the city and county of
 
 4 Honolulu."
 
 5      SECTION 2.  The licensed practical nurses who are members of
 
 6 the board on the effective date of this Act shall be allowed to
 
 7 complete their respective terms.
 
 8      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 9 New statutory material is underscored.
 
10      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.