STAND. COM. REP. NO.2615
RE: S.B. No. 3077
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3077, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Health to include in the standards for emergency medical services a requirement that ambulance service providers licensed by the State establish and maintain an alcohol and substance abuse policy for employees that is equivalent to that established for holders of commercial drivers' licenses.
The measure also requires licensed service providers to establish an employee wellness program for emergency medical services employees.
Your Committee finds that this measure is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, because it will ensure that the quality of care given by emergency medical services employees is maintained. Your Committee further finds that this measure will provide a safe working environment for all emergency medical services employees, while helping those employees who abuse drugs and alcohol.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3077, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair