STAND. COM. REP. NO. 694

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 313

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 313, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Repeal the requirement that no less than fifty percent of the assessment fees deposited into the John A. Burns School of Medicine Special Fund be used for purposes identified by the Hawaii Medical Education Council;

 

(2) Repeal the monetary cap of expenditures from the John A. Burns School of Medicine Special Fund; and

 

(3) Authorize the John A. Burns School of Medicine Special Fund to award scholarships for qualifying medical students and provide loan repayment to physicians who commit to working in medically underserved areas of the State as part of the Health Rural Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaii Primary Care Association, The Queen's Health Systems, AlohaCare, and Friends of the Medical School. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Hawaii System, and Hawaii Medical Board.

 

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. 313, H.D. 2, 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