STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1103-18
RE: H.B. No. 2546
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2546, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR AN OUTPATIENT CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide greater access to primary healthcare by appropriating moneys to the Department of Health as a grant to work with the John A. Burns School of Medicine in financing and constructing a family medicine office practice and team-based training site at the Pali Momi outpatient center to serve as the family medicine office practice for the John A. Burns School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
The University of Hawaii, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Health provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified general fund appropriation to the Department of Health for a family medicine office practice and team-based training outpatient center, with no site specified, which will serve as the family medicine office practice for the John A. Burns School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2546, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2546, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair