§338-2  Authority and duties of the department of health.  The department of health, herein referred to as the department, shall:

     (1)  Establish a central bureau of public health statistics with suitable offices properly equipped for the safety and preservation of all its official records;

     (2)  Install a statewide system of public health statistics;

     (3)  Make and amend, after notice and hearing, necessary regulations, give instructions and prescribe forms for collecting, transcribing, compiling, and preserving public health statistics; and

     (4)  Enforce this part and the regulations made pursuant thereto. [L 1949, c 327, §3; RL 1955, §57-2; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §338-2]