CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 146

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2021

 

RE:    S.B. No. 324

       S.D. 1

       H.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sirs:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 324, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to establish a definition of the practice of medicine that provides uniformity of practice for both medical and osteopathic physicians.

 

     Your Committee on Conference finds that the definition of the practice of medicine was last amended in 2008 to include a distinct definition of osteopathic medicine.  Your Committee on Conference further finds that medical doctors and osteopathic doctors are both physicians of equivalent education and training and should be regulated as such.  This measure provides for the uniform regulation of medical and osteopathic doctors.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by changing the effective date to upon its approval.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 324, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 324, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE

Co-Chair

 

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JARRETT KEOHOKALOLE

Chair

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AARON LING JOHANSON

Co-Chair

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER

Co-Chair

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ADRIAN K. TAM

Co-Chair