NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING DOCKET NO. R-157-18-07
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 amendment and compilation of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11, Chapter 157, “Examination and Immunization.”
Title 11, Chapter 157, “Examination and Immunization,” establishes immunization requirements and immunization and examination requirements for school, post-secondary school, and child care facility attendance in the State of Hawaii and provides for the immunization of indigents and other high-risk individuals.
The proposed amendments update and clarify the immunization and examination requirements for school, post-secondary school, and child care facility attendance in Hawaii. For example, unneeded definitions are deleted, other definitions are amended, and new definitions are added, tuberculosis requirements are amended, exemptions are amended, physical examination, provisional attendance, and exclusion provisions are amended, reporting and records provisions are amended, and suspension, revocation, and exclusion provisions are amended.
The public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Hawaii Department of Health, Kinau Hale Boardroom,
1st Floor 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Parking: Metered parking available in front of the building.
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 Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD), 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 443, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or by email at email@example.com. All testimony shall be received no later than Wednesday, November 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (808) 586-8300, at least ten business days before the public hearing (October 19, 2018).
Oral testimony shall be limited to two (2) 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 email@example.com and prepayment of $3.00 is received for copying and postage fees.
Bruce S. Anderson, Ph.D.
Director of Health
State of Hawaii