The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001239190-01
Public Hearings





Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed adoption of Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11, Chapter 148.1, "Certification of Adult Foster Homes."

The proposed HAR Title 11 Chapter 148.1, “Certification of Adult Foster Homes,” establishes minimum standards and requirements for the certification of adult foster homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities designed to protect the health, safety, welfare, and civil rights of the residents. The Department of Health is authorized to certify adult foster homes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities requiring care beyond the individual’s eighteenth birthday. “Adult foster home” means a private family home providing care on a twenty-four hour basis to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

A public hearing will be held at the following date, time, and location:

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: State Laboratories Division Auditorium
2725 Waimano Home Road
Pearl City, HI 96782

All interested person are invited to attend the hearing and shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally or in writing, on the proposed administrative rules at the time of the public hearing. Oral testimony shall be limited to three (3) minutes per testifier.

Residents of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui Counties who wish to present oral testimony may attend the hearing via videoconferencing at the following locations on November 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at:

Hilo State Office Bldg. Wailuku State Office Bldg.
75 Aupuni St., Basement 54 S. High St., 3rd Flr.
Hilo, HI 96720 Wailuku, HI 96793

Lihue State Office Bldg. Molokai Dept. of Health
3060 Eiwa St., Basement 65 Makaena Pl. , Rm. 107
Lihue, HI 96766 Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748

Persons who are not able to attend the public hearing may submit written testimony to the DOH by mail to:

Developmental Disabilities Division
Outcomes and Compliance Branch
2201 Waimano Home Road
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

or by email at Written testimony shall be received no later than Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

Any person requiring a special accommodation (i.e. sign language interpreter, large print, taped materials) at the public hearing shall file a request with the DOH by email at or by calling (808) 453-6295, at least ten (10) business days before the scheduled public hearing.

A copy of the proposed rules will be mailed at NO COST to any interested person who requests a copy by writing to:

Developmental Disabilities Division
Outcomes and Compliance Branch
2201 Waimano Home Road
Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Or by calling (808) 453-6295, Monday through Friday, between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding state holidays. Proposed rules are also available at the following websites:

DOH’s website: department-of-health-administrative-rules-title-11

Or on the Lieutenant Governor’s website: office/administrative-rules/proposed-changes;

Proposed rules may also be viewed in person, free of charge, at the DOH, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. Please see guard in lobby between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.

Bruce S. Anderson, Ph.D
Director of Health.
State of Hawaii
(SA/HTH/WHT/TGI1239190 10/20/19)