Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     GOV. MSG. NO. 524




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. 524, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Health Planning Council, Tri-Isle Subarea


G.M. No. 524


for a term to expire 06-30-2020,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Carol Petith-Zbiciak for service on the Health Planning Council, Tri-Isle Subarea.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Carol Petith-Zbiciak from the State Health Planning and Development Agency and six individuals.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Petith-Zbiciak's professional experience, knowledge, and commitment to public service qualify her for consideration for appointment to the Health Planning Council, Tri-Isle Subarea.  Your Committee finds that Dr. Petith-Zbiciak is a family nurse practitioner and a tenured member of the faculty at University of Hawaii, Maui College.  Your Committee notes that Dr. Petith-Zbiciak has been serving as an interim member of the Council and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members.  Your Committee also finds that Dr. Petith-Zbiciak is active in her community, including volunteering at the annual Health Fair for the Homeless and Unsheltered and serving as a volunteer Nurse Practitioner at Maui Oral Health Center and Maui College Campus Health Center.  Dr. Petith-Zbiciak also has a wide breadth of experience, including research and clinical work, home health care, and flight paramedic services, which will be valuable to the Council as it makes health-care decisions for the Tri-Isle Subarea.


     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,