OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Bill Signing SB2298 and SB2653 — Healthcare

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Governor Ige to sign healthcare measures



June 12, 2018


WHAT:          Bill signing: HEALTHCARE


                        SB2298 Relating to Healthcare Preceptor Tax Credits

This bill provides tax credits for advance practice registered nurses, pharmacists, and physicians who volunteer as instructors in supervised clinical

training rotations for students. The training enables students to obtain eligible healthcare professional degrees or certificates. This bill aims to

encourage preceptors to offer professional instruction, training, and supervision to students and residents seeking careers in healthcare, with the

goal of building capacity for clinical education at in-state academic programs, and increasing the number of healthcare providers in Hawai‘i.



                        SB2653 Relating to Chapter 453 Hawai‘i Revised Statutes

Establishes requirements for licensure by endorsement for physicians, surgeons, and osteopathic physicians. Aims to establish

access to quality medical care and overcome geographic barriers.       


WHO:                       Governor David Ige          

                                  Key legislators

Supporters of the bills


WHEN:                    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at noon


WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]