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Notice #: 05528585
Public Hearings


Pursuant to sections 91-3 and 92-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), the Department of Health will receive written comments and hold a public hearing to receive testimony on its repeal of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-110, Clinical Laboratories and Laboratory Personnel, and its adoption of proposed Chapter 11-110.1, Clinical Laboratories and Laboratory Personnel.

The subjects and purposes of the proposed changes made by the repeal of Chapter 11-110 and the adoption of Chapter 11-110.1 are to:

1. Define “authorized persons” who are able to order and receive results of laboratory tests;

2. Establish a permit process for sites performing waived tests and provider-performed microscopy procedures and defines what types of laboratory tests can be performed, and the personnel required; and

3. Establish a process for foreign educated/trained personnel to work in clinical laboratory settings at an entry level, and with sufficient experience and training, then be able to apply for licensure at a higher level commensurate with their education.

The proposed changes may also include housekeeping amendments to the rules and amendments, deletions, or additions suggested by oral or written testimony.

All interested persons shall be afforded an opportunity to submit testimony orally or in writing at the time of the hearing. Any persons desiring to give written testimony are asked to submit two (2) copies of their testimony at the hearing, or before the hearing at the address below. Written testimony will be accepted until close of business on May 14, 2007 at the:

Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA), 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 340, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

The Public Hearing for the repeal of HAR Chapter 11-110 and the adoption of HAR 11-110.1 will be held:

DATE: May 14, 2007
TIME: 1:00 p.m.


€ Keoni Ana Building, 1177 Alakea Street, Room 302, Honolulu, Oahu
€ Kakuhihewa Building, 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 167, Kapolei, Oahu
€ Hilo State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street, Basement, Hilo, Hawaii
€ Wailuku Judiciary Building, 2145 Main Street, First Floor, Wailuku, Maui
€ Lihue State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street, Basement, Lihue, Kauai

To request a copy of the proposed rules by mail, contact OHCA by calling (808) 586-4080, or writing to OHCA, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 340, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Copies of the proposed rules are available for review at this location from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday (not including State holidays). The proposed rules may also be accessed via the internet at:

This activity is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, contact OHCA at (808) 586-4080 or Voice/TTY at (808) 586-4616 by April 23, 2007. (SB05528585 4/11/07)