STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1932
RE: H.B. No. 1468
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1468, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Health for operating expenses relating to the school-based health center at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, including the hiring of an unspecified number of advanced practice registered nurses and for various infrastructure improvements.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Waianae High School, Oahu County Democrats, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that school-based health centers provide an important service to students, as school-based health centers can improve access to comprehensive adolescent health care services, especially for those whose health conditions contribute to high absenteeism rates or those who would otherwise not seek care.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1468, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair