STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1203-18
RE: S.B. No. 2298
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2298, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to increase the capacity to provide education to healthcare providers in the State. This measure establishes an income tax credit that encourages preceptors to offer professional instruction, training, and supervision to students and residents seeking careers as primary care physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and pharmacists, throughout Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; Hawaii Medical Association; Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association; The Queen's Health Systems; Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing; Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Hawai‘i Primary Care Association; Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; Straub Medical Center; Prime Care Services Hawaii; and numerous concerned individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. Board of Nursing; Board of Pharmacy; Department of Taxation; Office of Information Practices; and one concerned individual provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by replacing its contents with the contents of H.B. No. 1967, H.D. 2, which:
(1) Provides a healthcare preceptor tax credit to a broader range of healthcare professionals who may qualify for the credit, including dentists or dental surgeons, physical therapists, psychologists, and social workers; and
(2) Similarly establishes a Preceptor Credit Assurance Committee to develop and administer the allocation and distribution of the healthcare preceptor tax credits and whose members are excepted from civil liability.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2298, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2298, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair