NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING DOCKET NO. R-106-18-08
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
STATE OF HAWAII
Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing for the proposed adoption of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11 Chapter 106, “Background Checks.”
The proposed Title 11 Chapter 106, “Background Checks,” establishes the administrative provisions for the department or its designee to conduct background checks to ensure the reputable and responsible character of all prospective applicants, operators, direct patient access employees, and adult volunteers of a healthcare facility that is licensed and certified, and, in the case of any healthcare facility operated in a private residence, all adults living in the home other than the clients, and a person or entity seeking part-time or full-time employment or contract or sub-contract with the department.
The public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) or earlier if all testimony has been received or heard.
Place: State Capitol Auditorium, 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
Parking: Metered parking is available at the State Capitol; Department of Health 1250 Punchbowl Street; Miller Street parking lot; Department of Land and Natural Resources parking lot; I`olani Palace grounds; City Municipal parking lot; and street parking around the state library.
All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally or in writing, on the proposed administrative rules at the time of the public hearing. Persons who are not able to attend the public hearing may submit written testimony to the DOH: by mail at the Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA), 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 337, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707 or by email at OHCAMail@doh.hawaii.gov. All testimony shall be received no later than Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Hawaii Standard Time.
Any person requiring a special accommodation (e.g. assistance of a sign language interpreter) at the public hearing shall file a request with the DOH by email at OHCAMail@doh.hawaii.gov or by calling (808) 692-7227, at least ten business days before the public hearing (August 31, 2018).
Oral testimony shall be limited to three (3) minutes per testifier.
VIEWING OF THE PROPOSED RULES
The proposed rules may be viewed:
On the internet, free of charge, at the DOH’s website
http://health.hawaii.gov/opppd/proposed-changes-to-department-of- health-administrative-rules-title-11 or on the Lieutenant Governor’s website
Via email, free of charge, by making a request to the DOH at
In person, free of charge, at the DOH, 1250 Punchbowl Street – see guard in lobby between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays;
Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to the DOH at OHCAMail@doh.hawaii.gov and prepayment of $3.00 is received for copying and postage fees.
Bruce S. Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Health
State of Hawaii