Pursuant to Chapter 11-160, Subchapter 2, Hawaii Administrative Rules, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing to consider petitions that propose the following medical conditions to be added to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify for the medical use of cannabis:
1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
2. General Anxiety Disorder

The public hearing will be held as follows:
Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place:  Oahu - Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street (live)
    Video Conference Center, Room B10 in the basement
  Hawaii - Hilo State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street (video)
  Video Conference Center in the basement
  Kauai - Lihue State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street (video)
  Video Conference Center in the basement
  Maui - Wailuku State Office Building, 54 South High Street (video)
  Video Conference Center, Third Floor
  Molokai - Department of Health, 65 Makaena Place, Room 107(video)
  Video Conference Room

All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally or in writing, on the proposed medical conditions at the time of the public hearing.  Persons who are not able to attend the public hearing may submit written testimony to DOH: by mail at 4348 Waialae Avenue, #648, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816; or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  All testimony must be received no later than September 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Any person requiring a special accommodation (e.g., assistance of a sign language interpreter) at the public hearing shall file a request with DOH by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (808) 733-2164, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1 pm and 4 pm at least ten business days before the public hearing.

The petitions proposing the new conditions may be viewed:
On the internet, free of charge, at DOH’s web site  process-to-add-new-conditions/
  Via email, free of charge, by making a request to DOH at   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address);
  In person, free of charge, at DOH 1250 Punchbowl Street - see guard in   lobby between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State   holidays;
  Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to DOH at   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and upon payment of required copying   and postage fees.

    Virginia Pressler, Director
    Department of Health
    State of Hawaii
(SA1019494   8/20/17)