STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1065

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 658

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. 658, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to allow for the inclusion of certain licensed individuals, including advanced practice registered nurses, that provide patient care services within a medical or health facility, in the definitions of "medical doctor" and "medical staff" for purposes of public health and safety rules adopted by the Department of Health.

 

The Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses, Wellness Partners Hawaii Inc., and several individuals submitted testimony in support of 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. 658, 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