Docket No. R-3-13
Hawaii State Department of Health
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DIVISION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to sections 91-3, 92-41, and 333F-18 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will accept written comments and hold a second public hearing regarding the following proposed changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 11:
1. Proposal to adopt Chapter 88.1, “Services for Persons with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities,” and repeal Chapter 88, “Services for the Developmentally Disabled or Mentally Retarded.” The proposed changes reflect updates in the Developmental Disabilities Division’s (DDD) program relating to services for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, which include: determining eligibility for services, scope of services, appeals processes, referrals for provision of services, and requirements of home and community-based services providers.
2. Proposal to repeal Chapter 86, “Earnings and Income of Patients and Wards of Waimano Training School and Hospital,” and Chapter 87, “Payment Fees for Waimano Training School and Hospital.” The proposed changes reflect the closure of the Waimano Training School and Hospital in 1999.
The second public hearing on proposed Chapter 11-88.1, HAR will be held via video conference or teleconference on July 10, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Public Hearing Video Conference Locations are:
Oahu in Kapolei: Kakuhihewa Bldg., 601 Kamokila Blvd., Room 167
Hawaii in Hilo: Hilo State Office Bldg., 75 Aupuni Street, Basement
Kauai in Lihue: Lihue State Office Bldg., 3060 Eiwa Street, Basement
Maui in Wailuku: Maui State Office Bldg., 54 South High Street, 3rd Floor
Public Hearing Teleconference for Kona, Lanai, and Molokai are:
Conference call-in, 1-(888)-482-3560, at prompt enter access code 5876043.
Molokai in Kaunakakai (call-in site): Molokai Civic Center, Phase I, 65 Makaena Place, Room 107.
If you need assistance, please call Customer Care at 1-(888)-482-3558 or 1-(514) 843-1341.
The proposed rules to be repealed and adopted may be reviewed prior to the public hearing by:
Accessing the Department of Health’s website:
Requesting a copy via mail to be sent at the requestor’s expense. Please send a written request to (including name and mailing address) to the Developmental Disabilities Division, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463, Honolulu, Hawaii 96913; or
Reviewing a copy at one of the DDD Offices. Copies of the proposed rules are available for review Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following offices: on Oahu at 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463, Honolulu, HI 96813; on Hawaii at 46 Keawe Street, Hilo, HI 96720; on Kauai at 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, HI 96766; on Maui at 210 Imi Kala Street, Suite 105, Wailuku, HI 96793; and on Molokai at 65 Makaena Place, Kaunakakai, HI 96748.
All interested persons may submit testimony orally or in writing to the presiding hearings officer at the public hearing. Written testimony or proposed amendments will also be accepted in person or by mail at the Developmental Disabilities Division, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813. Please postmark all written comments by July 10, 2014. Written testimony will be accepted Monday through Friday at the DDD Honolulu office, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until 4:30 p.m. on July 10, 2014.
For more information, please contact Valerie Yin, Planner at (808) 587-6041.
Special accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreter, large print) can be made for persons with disabilities, by calling (808) 587-6042 (Oahu) or Text Telephone (TTY) Users 1-711 or 643-8833 at least five (5) working days before the scheduled public hearing.
State of Hawaii
Department of Health
Director of Health