STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1016-18
RE: H.B. No. 1950
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1950, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to expand the scope of services and specific medications that pharmacists may furnish. This measure also establishes a working group to review the scope of practice of pharmacists and continuing competency requirements for pharmacists.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Hawaii Pharmacists Association, Hawaii Immunization Coalition, Walgreens Co., The CHOW Project, and many individuals testified in support of this measure. A few concerned individuals testified in opposition to this measure. The Board of Pharmacy, Hawai‘i Public Health Association, and Hawaii Medical Service Association provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1950, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair