STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1318

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 984

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 984, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH SERVICES,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to facilitate the administration of prescribed medications by school health aides to students who require them while attending a public school.

 

Specifically, this measure authorizes the administration of medication that is:

 

(1) Prescribed by an advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority; and

 

(2) With the approval of an on-campus, school-based health care provider pursuant to a written agreement with the Department of Education.

 

The Department of Health, University of Hawaii System, Hawaii State Center for Nursing, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two concerned individuals supported this measure. A concerned individual opposed this measure. The Department of Education offered comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2022, to encourage further discussion on this measure.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 984, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 984, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Health,

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair

 

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair