Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     GOV. MSG. NO. 668




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


Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea


G.M. No. 668


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 Emelyn Kim for service on the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Emelyn Kim from the State Health Planning and Development Agency and three individuals.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Kim's experience, expertise, and background qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea as a member of the public.  Your Committee finds that Ms. Kim is currently self-employed as a consultant, providing services relating to individual and family group counseling and caregiver training and educating small residential care homes and adult foster homes.  Your Committee also finds that Ms. Kim serves as the Vice-Chair of the Health Planning Council, West Oahu Subarea, demonstrating her understanding of the role and responsibilities of Council membership.  Your Committee further finds that Ms. Kim has previously served as the Project Coordinator for the Kupuna Adult Care Home Project based at the Kapiolani Community College's Kupuna Education Center and for Ohana Care with the Honolulu Gerontology Program of Child & Family Service.  Ms. Kim also serves as a caregiver for her own family, including her father, who resides in an adult foster home. 


     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,