STAND. COM. REP. NO. 68-16
RE: H.B. No. 1627
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 1627 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL INVESTIGATIONS BY THE REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMPLAINTS OFFICE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Requiring the Regulated Industries Complaints Office to establish a division that specializes in the investigation of medical cases involving professions and occupations regulated by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; and
(2) Appropriating funds for five full-time equivalent field investigators who specialize in medical cases within the Regulated Industries Complaints Office.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2070, to facilitate further discussion.
Your Committee respectfully requests that the Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce consider replacing one of the field investigator positions for which funds are appropriated in this measure with a staff attorney position to aid in the prosecution of licensing and other violations related to medical cases.
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. 1627, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1627, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DELLA AU BELATTI, Chair