Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 518




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 518, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Hawai'i Medical Board


G.M. No. 518


for a term to expire 06-30-2021,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Geri Young for service on the Hawaii Medical Board.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Geri Young from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Pacific Health, Puulu Lapaau, and four individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Young's background, experience, and commitment to public service qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Medical Board as a physician member representing the County of Kauai. Your Committee notes that Dr. Young is a board certified pediatrician, has practiced on Kauai for over thirty-five years, and has served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Kauai Medical Clinic since 2007. Dr. Young is extremely active in her community and with her profession and serves as a member of the Kauai Rural Health Association; on the Quality Improvement Advisory Committee of AlohaCare; on the board of Hale Ōpio Kauai, an organization that provides residential and community programs for youth; and on the board of Puulu Lapaau, an organization that assists health care providers. Your Committee further finds that Dr. Young's extensive experience as a health care administrator in private and public health care settings, combined with her thorough medical knowledge, will bring a valuable perspective to the Hawaii Medical Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Young be appointed to the Hawaii Medical Board based on her knowledge, background, and dedication to serving her community.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,