STAND. COM. REP. NO. 431

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 252

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Health and Intrastate Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 252 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a provisional license for speech pathologists to practice under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist.

 

The Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Hilo Medical Center, Aegis Therapies, Ohana Pacific Management Company, Inc., Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Speech-Language Hearing Association, and many concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committees note that this measure's Senate companion, S.B. No. 307, was heard by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and it also recommended that it pass in an unamended form.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Intrastate Commerce that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 252 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Intrastate Commerce,

 

 

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TAKASHI OHNO, Chair

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair