STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1292

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 269

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred H.B. No. 269 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to recognize doctoral degrees from additional programs accredited by the American Psychological Association in partial satisfaction of requirements for licensing of psychologists.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Board of Psychology and Hawaii Psychological Association.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure recognizes doctoral programs that are accredited by the American Psychological Association and provide a solid foundation for the practice of professional psychology. This will expand the scope of doctoral level education, internship training, and post-doctoral specialty training and allow for greater opportunities for licensure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 269, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection,

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair