STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1577
RE: S.B. No. 933
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2009
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred S.B. No. 933, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE OF DENTISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to improve access to dental care by providing that the Board of Dental Examiners (Board) may issue, without examination:
(1) A community service license to dentists while employed by the Department of Health (DOH); and
(2) A temporary license to dentists while under contract with DOH to conduct dental education and training.
DOH and a concerned individual testified in support of this bill. The Board supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committee finds that this measure will enhance dental care services for underserved populations, particularly the disabled and the elderly, and will also assist in training dentists to treat these populations.
Your Committee has amended this bill by making it effective upon its approval.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 933, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 933, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROBERT N. HERKES, Chair