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. Effective Monday, March 28, 2022: (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, 2022 Remote Testimony 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 notification via email here.

May 5, 2022: The Legislature has adjourned sine die. The 2022 Legislative Session is pau.

2022 Priority: License Fee & Workforce Survey Bill

Hawaii Preceptor Tax Credit

Hawai‘i launches Preceptor Tax Credits for Healthcare Providers who precept in-state APRN, MD, DO, and Pharmacy students/residents.  For more information and registration visit the Hawai‘i Preceptor Tax Credit Website.

Mahalo to our Hawai‘i Legislators!

HSCN Enacted Legislation Archive