STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1073

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1089

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1089, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to direct the Department of Health (DOH) to perform a study on developing a pilot program for state-provided financial support to Hawaii residents pursuing a doctor of medicine degree in exchange for a commitment to practice medicine in Hawaii after they graduate.

 

The Kupuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, University of Hawaii System, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. DOH and a concerned individual provided comments on this measure.

 

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. 1089, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair