STAND. COM. REP. NO.3101
RE: S.C.R. No. 16
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 16 entitled:
"SENATE 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 measure is to request the State Auditor to conduct a sunset review of the regulation of hynotherapists.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii's Aloha Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Capstone Counseling and Training Center, Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Center, and a private individual.
Your Committee finds that hypnotherapy can and does have a considerable impact on the overall mental health of a consumer utilizing the services of a hypnotherapist. Society would be better served if standards for practitioners were set, minimum required qualifications to practice standardized, and professional performance upheld.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health and Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 16 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair