Bill Text: HI HB2232 | 2012 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Health; Physicians; Medical School Students; Pelvic Examinations; Informed Consent

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-2)

Status: (Passed) 2012-06-20 - (S) Act 136, 6/19/2012 (Gov. Msg. No. 1238). [HB2232 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2012-HB2232-Amended.html



STAND. COM. REP. NO.  357-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 2232

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 2232 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to address the circumstances under which pelvic examinations may be performed by certain health care providers and medical students on anesthetized or unconscious female patients.


     The Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, Planned Parenthood of Hawaii, Women's Coalition, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, the Women's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and several individuals testified in support of this measure.  The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Hawaii Medical Board commented on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Amending its purpose section to acknowledge that the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine has a policy regarding pelvic examinations under anesthesia, whereby medical students must request permission to be involved in a patient's care and if a pelvic examination is planned, medical students must request permission to perform the examination; 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 Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2232, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2232, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,