STAND. COM. REP. NO.  924-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   H.B. No. 2335

      H.D. 1




Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2335 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to expedite the disciplinary process of the Hawaii Medical Board by authorizing the Hawaii Medical Board, upon receipt of evidence of license revocation or suspension or other disciplinary action against a Hawaii licensee by another state or federal agency, to issue an order imposing the same disciplinary action upon the licensee under certain conditions.


     The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Medical Board, Hawaii Medical Service Association, and Hawaii Medical Association testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Authorizing the Hawaii Medical Board to summarily suspend a licensee's license within forty-eight hours of receipt of evidence of revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action against a licensee by another state or federal agency; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.



     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2335, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2335, H.D. 1.


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