STAND. COM. REP. NO. 148
RE: H.B. No. 658
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 658 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require that certain licensed individuals, including advanced practice registered nurses, that provide patient care services within a medical or health facility, be included within public health and safety rules adopted by the Department of Health.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Allowing, rather than requiring, that certain licensed individuals, including advanced practice registered nurses, be included within certain rules adopted by the Department of Health; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 658, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 658, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair