STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1650-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 145

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 145 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF PHARMACY TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW THE CURRENT SCOPE OF PRACTICE, LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS AND CONSIDER WHETHER THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE AND CORRESPONDING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS SHOULD BE ENHANCED,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to convene a working group to consider, among other things, the expansion of the practice of pharmacy and the licensing requirements for pharmacists.

 

The Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health, University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Walgreen Co. testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Amending the working group member from the Department of Health's Communicable Disease and Public Health Nursing Division to be a representative from the Department of Health, as a whole, and designated by the Director of Health;

 

(2) Adding a representative from the Hawaii Medical Association as a member to the working group; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 145, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 145, H.D. 1.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair