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In the wake of a severe nationwide shortage of Tubersol® and Aplisol®, the purified protein derivative solutions (PPD) used in tuberculosis skin test examinations, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing Emergency Rules Relating to Evidence of Health Standards, effective May 20, 2013, for child care facilities licensed or registered by the department.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Med-QUEST Division (MQD) is canceling and rescheduling the current Annual Plan Change (APC) period. The new APC period will be June 17 – 28, 2013. Health plan changes will take effect August 1, 2013.

Med-QUEST Extends Enrollment Deadline

Posted on May 2, 2013 in NEWS

Due to unanticipated delays affecting the islands of Oahu and Maui, the Department of Human Services (DHS) Med-QUEST Division (MQD) has extended the deadline for annual plan enrollment by one week.

Baby Sandy

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Main

Now that HPD has determined that the female who reported finding a baby at Sandy Beach on Sunday night is the baby’s mother, the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Services (CWS) will proceed as follows: The CWS will work with the family to complete its investigation. Considering the circumstances of how the child came ...
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