STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1065-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: S.B. No. 2861

S.D. 2

 

 

 

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 S.B. No. 2861, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE JOINT FORMULARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal the Joint Formulary Advisory Committee and allow the Board of Nursing to be the sole authority that determines the exclusionary formulary of drugs that may be prescribed by qualified advanced practice registered nurses with prescriptive authority.

 

The Board of Nursing, Hawaii State Center for Nursing, and Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses provided testimony in support of the 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 S.B. No. 2861, S.D. 2, 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