The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001049398-01
Public Hearings

DOCKET NO. R-164-05-17


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 repeal of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11 Chapter 164 (Tuberculosis) and adoption of Chapter 164.2 (Tuberculosis). The proposed repeal/adoption updates rules for tuberculosis screening and clearances and expands the list of those who can report on new TB disease cases to the DOH.

Included in the changes, Section 11-157-3.2, HAR (Tuberculosis examination requirements) will be removed from Chapter 11-157, HAR (Examination and Immunization) and included in the proposed Chapter 11-164.2. Anyone interested in changes to the tuberculosis screening and clearance process for grade school children should review the proposed Section 164.2-21 (Tuberculosis clearance requirements for school attendance).


The public hearing will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, December 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or earlier if no other testimony is received, so please email or call if you will be testifying.

Place: Oahu – Department of Health, Kinau Hale, 1250 Punchbowl Street (live)
Board Room, 1st Floor, check in with the guard, please bring identification. Public Parking is available adjacent to the building, at the Miller Street lot, State Capitol, Kalanimoku Building, street parking. All require fees, so please have change available.

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 administrative rules 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 TB Control Branch, 1700 Lanakila Avenue, Ground Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817; or by email at All testimony must be received no later than December 29, 2017 at noon.
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 or by calling (808) 832-5737, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at least ten business days before the public hearing.


The proposed rules may be viewed:

On the internet, free of charge, at DOH’s web site ( health-administrative-rules-title-11) or on the Lieutenant Governor’s Website ( changes);

Via email, free of charge, by making a request to DOH at

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 and upon payment of required copying and postage fees.

Virginia Pressler, M.D.

Director of Health
State of Hawaii
(TGI1049398 11/19/17)