11 Jan 2008

American Samoa Congressman urges licensing of doctors

10:13 am on 11 January 2008

America Samoan Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin is urging the Fono to take a serious look at the licensing of doctors and other professions in the territory.

Constituents have asked the congressman for his views on the ongoing debate concerning the Hospital Authority's decision to require all doctors working at the LBJ to pass the United States Medical Licensure Examination by June of this year.

He says part of the problem is that most medical practitioners were trained at the medical school in Fiji.

"And yet we're tied with the standards and the requirements of the American System and it's quite different from the british system. So I really think that this is a job that the Fono has got to take hearings and review carefully the current law."


America Samoan Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin.