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Notice #: 0000721392-01
Public Hearings

Docket No. R-1-15
Hawaii State Department of Health


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 public hearing regarding the following proposed changes to the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 11:

Proposal to amend Chapter 11-88.1, “Services for Persons with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities” by adding Subchapter 7, entitled “Rules Relating to Citizens of COFA Nations and Legal Permanent Residents Present Less than Five Years.” This subchapter will provide, subject to the availability of state funding, state services for citizens of Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations and legal permanent residents admitted to the United States for less than five years who are age nineteen years and older and lawfully present in the state, who would be eligible for services for persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities but for citizenship status.

The public hearing on the proposed amendment to Chapter 11-88.1, HAR will be held via video conference and teleconference on April 1, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm.

Public Hearing Video Conference Locations are:

Oahu in Honolulu: Kinau Hale Bldg., 1250 Punchbowl Street, Board Room
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, please enter access code 5876043.
If you need assistance, please call Customer Care at 1-(888)-482-3558 or 1- (514) 843-1341.

The proposed amendment to Chapter 11-88.1, HAR, may be reviewed prior to the public hearing by:

Accessing the Department of Health’s website:; or

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 April 1, 2015. Written testimony will be accepted Monday through Friday at the DDD Honolulu office, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2015.

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) 586-8000 (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

(SA721392 2/25/15)~