STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1303

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    H.B. No. 268

       H.D. 2

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred H.B. No. 268, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DENTISTRY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to:

 

     (1)  Authorize the Board of Dental Examiners to summarily suspend a license;

 

     (2)  Establish procedures for the summary suspension of a license; and

 

     (3)  Specify that continuing to practice dentistry, or attempting to do so, while the summary suspension of a license is in effect shall be grounds for revocation of the license.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Dental Association and one individual.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Board of Dental Examiners.

 

     Your Committee finds that existing law allows the Regulated Industries Complaints Office to issue citations, with an order of abatement effective upon service, to persons engaged in unlicensed activity.  Existing law also provides that an unlicensed individual may request a hearing to contest a citation.  According to the Regulated Industries Complaints Office, this citation process is an expedient and efficient means of addressing unlicensed activity.  This measure carries out the cease and desist procedures under existing law to address the concerns relating to unlicensed dental activity.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 268, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,

 

 

 

________________________________

GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair