STAND. COM. REP. NO.973-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 76
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 76 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE REGULATION OF HYPNOTHERAPISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Legislative Auditor (Auditor) to perform a sunrise review of the regulation of hypnotherapists. Specific areas to be reviewed include:
(1) Costs and benefits of hypnotherapists' services to the consumer; and
(2) A summary of existing laws of other states.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association supported this measure.
Your Committee notes that H.B. No. 2634 was introduced during this Session to regulate hypnotherapists. Your Committee further notes that section 26H-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the Legislature to refer to the Auditor a request for analysis of any new regulatory measure being considered for enactment that, if passed, would subject unregulated professions and vocations to licensing or other regulatory controls.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 76 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair