STAND. COM. REP. NO. 66-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 1755

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1755 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to improve patient access to medical care by clarifying the role of advanced practice registered nurses with regard to their authority to practice within their full scope of practice, including as primary care providers, in the State.

 

The Department of Health, Board of Nursing, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaii State Center for Nursing, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants, Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses, and an individual commented on this measure.

 

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. 1755 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair