STAND. COM. REP. NO. 872
RE: H.B. No. 252
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 252 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a provisional license for speech pathologists who have met educational requirements for licensure to practice under the supervision of a licensed speech pathologist for the purpose of completing a clinical fellowship as required for full licensure.
The Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Ohana Pacific Management Company, Inc., Island Therapies, Aegis Therapies, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and several individuals supported this measure.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 252 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair