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: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the State Capitol building is closed and in-person attendance is suspended for the 2021 legislative session. All committee hearings will be conducted via videoconference. For further details and information on how to participate in the legislative process this session, please visit the resources below:
Hawai’i State Legislature, 2021 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.

HB 302, HD1 – Relating to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs Advance Mental Health Care Directives)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00 p.m.   Via Videoconference
Hearing Notice for ​HB 302, HD1
Current version of ​HB 302, HD1
Sample Testimony for ​HB 302, HD1
Persons wishing to offer written testimony should submit testimony no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. Submit testimony using the following link:
WEB:   Submit online testimony (10MB limit)

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!

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