STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1051-08
RE: H.R. No. 33
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2008
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.R. No. 33 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE HAWAII CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND OTHER LOCAL HEALTH CARE AGENCIES TO INFORM CLIENTS OF THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF OVARIAN CANCER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to raise awareness in women about warning signs of ovarian cancer by urging the Hawaii Chapter of the American Cancer Society and other local health care agencies to inform clients of the common symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Several concerned individuals supported this resolution. The American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc., submitted comments.
Your Committee has amended this resolution to acknowledge the month of September as National Ovarian Cancer Month and Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month and, therefore, changing its title to:
"ACKNOWLEDGING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER MONTH AND GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH."
Your Committee has also amended this measure by:
(1) Urging all primary health care providers and cancer organizations to develop and implement educational strategies to inform women of the common symptoms of ovarian cancer; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, and style.
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.R. No. 33, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 33, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOSHUA B. GREEN, M.D., Chair