STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3730
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 622
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. 622, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Board of Physical Therapy
G.M. No. 622
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 Jill Wakabayashi for service on the Board of Physical Therapy.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Jill Wakabayashi from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, and one individual.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Wakabayashi's background, experience, and proven leadership on the Board of Physical Therapy qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the Board of Physical Therapy as a physical therapist assistant member. Your Committee notes that Ms. Wakabayashi has been a physical therapist assistant since 1991 and was an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Kapi‘olani Community College from 2002 until 2017. Ms. Wakabayashi is also an extremely active member of her profession and has served on many panels and boards for the American Physical Therapy Association and the Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Wakabayashi has been a member of the Board of Physical Therapy since April 2015 and her many years of experience as a physical therapist assistant and educator continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Wakabayashi be reappointed to the Board of Physical Therapy based on her knowledge, experience, 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,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair