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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

Hearing Notices

Nursing-related hearing notices are posted on this webpage while the Legislature is in session.  Sign up to receive notifications via email here.

SB1344 SD2 HD1 – Relating to Educational Health Services (Medication Administration)
Tuesday, April 4, 2023  2:00 p.m.  via Videoconference or Conference Room 329
Hearing Notice for SB1344 SD2 HD1
Current Version of SB1344 SD2 HD1
Sample Testimony for SB1344 SD2 HD1
WEB:   Submit online testimony (20MB limit)

House and Senate standing committees are accepting written, in-person, and remote testimony via Zoom. Persons wishing to offer testimony/comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to a hearing. Testimony should indicate:

– Testifier’s name with position/title and organization;
– The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;
– The date and time of the hearing; and
– Measure number.
While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may not be processed.

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

Information and Recommendations Related to Hawai`i’s Consideration of the Nurse Licensure Compact

Informational Brief


Nursing Enacted Legislation Archive