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House Committees to Discuss COVID-19 Spread Inside Nursing Facilities

Updated: Jul 8


WHO: Representative John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee

Representative Joy A. San Buenaventura, Chair, Human Services & Homelessness

Committee

WHAT: Informational briefing to evaluate the capability of nursing facilities and smaller

caregiver homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WHEN: Thursday, July 9

1 p.m.

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol

Broadcast on Olelo channel 53 and live to the neighbor island

Live stream at http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –The House Committee on Health and the House Committee on Human Services & Homelessness will convene an informational briefing to evaluate the capability of nursing facilities and smaller caregiver homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of our community's reopening.

The committees will ask what are their needs, how are those needs being met, and are they prepared? These questions aim to identify common challenges and opportunities for stakeholders.

Speakers include:

Keith Ridley, Office of Health Care Assurance, Department of Health Dr. Sarah Park, Chief, Disease Outbreak Control Division, Department of Health Dr. Scott Miscovich, President, Premier Medical Group Hawaii Caroline Cadirao and John McDermott, Executive Office on Aging, Department of Health Dr. Judy Mohr Peterson and Dr. Curtis Toma, Med-Quest Division, Department of Human Services Hilton Raethel, MPH, MHA, President/CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii And spokesperson(s) for various organizations/facilities (ARCH/CCFFH/DD-DOM)

To view the agenda, go to https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2020/hearingnotices/HEARING_HSH-HLT_07-09-20_INFO_.HTM

The hearing will be televised live on Olelo channel 53, and will be aired via tape delay on the neighbor islands. The hearing can also be watched live online at https://olelo.org/ or on the House webcast page http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=31

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