STAND. COM. REP. NO.3447
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 274
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 274, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
David A. Kaku, M.D., Kevin K. Lui, O.D., Samuel Dacanay, M.D., and David Mai, M.D., for terms to expire June 30, 2006,
begs leave to report as follows:
Upon review of the statements and testimony submitted by and on behalf of the nominees, your Committee finds that each of the nominees has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Medical Advisory Board (Board). Your Committee notes that each candidate except for Dr. Dacanay currently serves on the Board.
Testimony in support of each of the nominees was submitted by the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that Dr. Kaku practices with Neurology Associates, Inc., in Honolulu and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. Dr. Kaku received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electro-diagnostic medicine.
Your Committee finds that Dr. Lui received his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Lui is the President of Mid Pacific Eye Care in both Honolulu and Kailua. He holds licenses in optometrics in both Hawaii and California and is certified for therapeutic pharmaceutical agents in Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that Dr. Dacanay is a Cardiologist practicing with Pacific Cardiology in Honolulu. Dr. Dacanay is a graduate of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He is certified with the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Sub-specialties in Cardiovascular Diseases.
Your Committee finds that Dr. Mai is a Physician of Ophthalmology. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Mai is presently self-employed (in partnership) at Island Eye Center.
The experience and knowledge that David A. Kaku, M.D., Kevin K. Lui, O.D., Samuel Dacanay, M.D., and David Mai, M.D. possess will be very valuable to the Medical Advisory Board and to the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that each of the nominees has been appointed based upon his credentials, integrity, professional ability, and a desire to improve health care in Hawaii through service on the Board.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations 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 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 Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair