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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) announces a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for 911 Ground Ambulance Transport for Kauaʻi and Maui Counties. The RFPs, from DOH’s the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB), replace the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023 after ...
Read More DOH announces RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties [UPDATED 4/15/2024]

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (HDOH) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability, or any other class as protected under applicable federal or state law, in administration of its programs, or activities, and, the HDOH does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has revised its reporting of the number of COVID-19 vaccination series completed and booster doses administered in Hawai‘i. The revisions are the result of a DOH review of vaccination reporting. Some booster doses administered to people who had received an initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been ...
Read More Revised data shows increase in boosters administered & decrease in vaccinations completed

Governor’s Office: HB 1278/Act 1 Reduces Employer Unemployment Contributions At an afternoon news conference Governor David Ige signed House Bill 1278 which relates to the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Schedule for businesses and non-profit organizations. Before the COVID-19 pandemic the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund had a half billion- dollar reserve. By last June, it was drained, ...
Read More Hawai‘i COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 2, 2021

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the presence of a new COVID variant in Hawai‘i. The P.2 variant, which contains the E484K mutation, was identified through surveillance testing conducted on O‘ahu. While the implications of this additional strain are unknown at this time, the P.2 variant is closely watched ...
Read More Department of Health State Laboratory finds new variant

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of seniors by conducting investigations and taking appropriate action toward unlicensed adult residential care homes. OHCA has issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Mariefe Galvez, owner and operator of an illegal ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance cites Mariefe Galvez for illegally operating unlicensed adult residential care home

HONOLULU – Across the state, customers and staff at pharmacies, supermarkets, and take-out food establishments are wearing cloth masks and using physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many local and national chain stores have established controls on how many customers can enter a store at one time. The Joint Information Center has produced ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health reminds everyone that face masks are no substitute of physical distancing

19-052 HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, dba Big Island Grown Dispensaries for its third licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center after passing its final onsite inspection. The company’s third retail center is located at 74-5617 Pawai Place in Kailua-Kona on ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health approves fourth dispensary on Hawai‘i Island to begin retail sales of medical cannabis

HONOLULU – Beginning July 18, 2019, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will allow qualifying patients to renew their medical cannabis certification cards for up to two years. Through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal applications if they have a qualifying debilitating medical condition that is chronic ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health to allow two-year certification renewal for in-state medical cannabis patients

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and number one cause of chronic disability in Hawai‘i. HONOLULU – In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Developmental Disabilities Division’s Neurotrauma Supports program is hosting a community health fair on Saturday, May 18 at Kahala Mall from 10 a.m. to ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health holds community health fair for Stroke Awareness Month in May

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