STAND. COM. REP. NO. 183-10
RE: H.B. No. 2056
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2010
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 2056 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PHARMACIST LICENSURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to broaden the practical experience requirements for a pharmacist license by:
(1) Allowing experience gained in the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to count toward licensure; and
(2) Removing the requirement that experience take place in a pharmacy, among other things.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Pharmacy; Longs Drugs; and many concerned individuals supported this bill. The Board of Pharmacy supported this measure with amendments.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Clarifying that practical experience completed under a pharmacist appropriately licensed in other locations shall count toward licensure; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments 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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2056, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2056, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair