HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

 

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND HEALTH

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Vice Chair

 

Sen. Stanley Chang

Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara

Sen. Will Espero

Sen. Russell E. Ruderman

Sen. Les Ihara, Jr.

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

 

DATE:

Friday , Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TIME:

1:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

The Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) comprises the Disease Investigation Branch, Immunization Branch, and Public Health Preparedness Branch. These programs work together to monitor, investigate, prevent, and control infectious diseases in Hawaii, especially those preventable through immunizations, and to ensure Hawaiiís ability to respond to emergencies that threaten the publicís health.

 

Influenza activity is widespread in all states except Hawaii, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Hawaii needs to be prepared for the Flu from visiting tourists.† In addition, the number of confirmed Mumps cases in Hawaii is now at 792. The purpose of this briefing is to have the department discuss their protocol for the following "outbreaks" listed below and provide their recommendations to the Legislature and public at this briefing.

 

Influenza

Mumps

Hepatitis A

Dengue Fever

Salmonella

Rat Lung Worm Disease

 

The department may also provide any recommendations for policy for the Legislature to consider.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.† Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6050.

 

 

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Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair