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]


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