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Governor Josh Green MD. of Hawaii Signs Accessible Prescription Labeling Bill



 July 7, 2023--Governor Josh Green MD of Hawaii spent the day signing bills that promote the safety and well-being of the elderly, those with disabilities and expanding language access in the state.

A range of bills was signed into law, noted Senator Henry Aquino, vice chair, Committee on Health and Human Services. “These measures covering important issues such as disability access to programs and services, language access for those involved in the court system and shoring up resources for our seniors are key to assuring a healthy and strong community,” said Senator Aquino (District 19 Pearl City, Waipahu, West Loch Estates, Hono‘uli‘uli, Ho‘opili). “I’m grateful and appreciative for the support of Governor Green and his administration, key legislative colleagues and community stakeholders who worked hard to make this a reality. We’re moving towards a much better place because of their efforts.” 

“Four words define today’s bill signing: vision, being bold, having compassion, and loving our ʻohana,” said Representative John Mizuno, chair of the House Committee on Human Services. “Our efforts also show that we’re not going to be Oʻahu-centric when it comes to improving services for disabilities, we are taking care of all islands,” said Representative Mizuno, (District 29 Kamehameha Heights, Kalihi Valley, portion of Kalihi).

Read the whole press release:  https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/office-of-the-governor-news-release-gov-green-enacts-laws-supporting-the-elderly-and-persons-with-disabilities-and-expanding-language-access/

Watch the Bill Signing: https://fb.watch/lHOtZ5iIkJ/