Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    GOV. MSG. NOS. 525, 526




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 Nos. 525 and 526, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea


G.M. No. 525


for a term to expire 06-30-2018; and


G.M. No. 526


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Eric Barsatan for service on the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment and reappointment of Eric Barsatan from the State Health Planning and Development Agency; Keiki Care Center of Hawaii; Aloha Habilitation Services, Inc.; The Filipino Chamber of Commerce; and one individual.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Barsatan's experience, knowledge, and commitment to public service qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea.  Your Committee notes that Mr. Barsatan is currently employed as the Manager for Physician Liaisons, Medical Staff Services, and Physician Relations at The Queen's Medical Center, West Oahu.  Your Committee also notes that Mr. Barsatan is the owner and chief instructor of Hawaii CPR Training Services, LLC and the owner and administrator of Aloha Angel Care, LLC, a care home.  Mr. Barsatan has also worked for Kaiser Permanente as a Coordinator of Contingent Workers.  Mr. Barsatan is familiar with the needs and concerns of health care providers and patients and is especially engaged in the West Oahu region.  Mr. Barsatan is also active in the community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Filipino Community Center and formerly serving as the Manager of the Office of Boards and Commissions for the State, and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of council members.


     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,