STAND. COM. REP. NO. 740

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 933

       S.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred S.B. No. 933, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEMPORARY LICENSURE OF DENTISTS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to:

 

     (1)  Clarify that the Board of Dental Examiners may issue a community service license to practice dentistry while in the employment of the Department of Health; and

 

     (2)  Clarify that the Board of Dental Examiners may issue a temporary license to practice dentistry to a person who is contracted by the Department of Health to conduct dental education and training.

 

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the Department of Health and the Board of Dental Examiners.  Written testimony presented to your Committee may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.

 

     Your Committee finds that there is limited access to basic dental care, particularly among persons with disabilities.  Your Committee also finds that this measure will allow the Department of Health to recruit additional dental care providers licensed in other states who are willing to work in Hawaii in response to the needs of Hawaii's disabled communities, and to create additional training opportunities to enhance access to dental care for disabled persons.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure to make technical, nonsubstantive stylistic changes.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 933, S.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.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection,

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair