STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1372

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1113

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 1113, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to protect some of Hawaii's most vulnerable patient populations by expanding the scope of background checks conducted by the Department of Health to include criminal history as well as sex offender registry, adult abuse perpetrator, child abuse and neglect, and certified nurse aide registry record checks for any prospective applicants, operators, direct patient access employees, and adult volunteers of a healthcare facility, and, in the case of any healthcare facility operated in a private residence, all adults living in the home other than the clients.  

 

     The Department of Health and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities provided testimony in support of this measure.  The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission provided comments.  

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1113, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair