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The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing engages with our State Legislators, departments, employers, schools of nursing, labor, and professional associations to ensure Hawai‘i’s nursing laws and regulations allow nurses to work to the full extent of their education and training. Keep up to date with Hawai‘i’s latest in nursing policy topics and initiatives here.
Important Note: The State Capitol building is open to the public. The Legislature is accepting written, videoconference, and in-person testimony at public hearings. Requirements to enter the Capitol: (1) Photo ID is required for entry into the building; and (2) Face masks are recommended while visiting the State Capitol and may be required in some conference rooms and other indoor spaces. Please refer to posted signage for guidance.
For further details and information on how to participate in the legislative process this session, please visit the resources below:
Hawai’i State Legislature, 2023 Testimony Submission Procedures
Legislative Reference Bureau Public Access Room, “How to submit testimony” video and informational handout
The 2023 Legislative Session adjourned sine die on May 4, 2023. The 2024 Legislative Session will open in January 2024. Please visit us again for nursing-related bills introduced to the Hawai’i Legislature.
Nursing-related hearing notices are posted on this webpage while the Legislature is in session. Sign up to receive notifications via email here.
Information and Recommendations Related to Hawai`i’s Consideration of the Nurse Licensure Compact
Nursing Enacted Legislation Archive