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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Hawaii
  • Organisation
    Hawaii Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    King Kalalaua Building
    335 Merchant Street,
    Honolulu
    HAWAII 96813

    Location Address
    King Kalalaua Building
    335 Merchant Street,
    3rd Floor
    Honolulu
    HAWAII 96813

  • Phone
    808 586 3000
  • Fax
    808 5862689
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Kathleen Yokouchi MBA, BBA, BA
    Executive Officer
  • Regulatory Body
    The Division of Professional and Vocational Licensing (a section of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs) is responsible for implementing the licensing regulations for 45 different professions (including nursing) and vocations.

    The division provides staff support to the licensing regulatory boards, handles applications, licenses, reviews and processes renewals, and maintains license records.  The division provides guidance for proper implementation of the licensing laws and administrative rules for the 45 licensing areas. http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/main/about_pvl (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The legal framework for The Hawaii Board of Nursing (Article) is Chapter 457 – Nurses. http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/statute_rules/ (accessed 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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