§17-1701-4 - Cost of program manuals.

§17-1701-4 Cost of program manuals.

         (a) The department shall deposit, without charge, fifteen copies of the program manual of rules of the department with the state publications distribution center and one copy each with the state archives and the University of Hawaii.

         (b) Upon request, copies of specific sections of the program manuals shall be provided without charge to an applicant or a recipient, or the individual's legal representative who requires specific sections of the program manuals to determine whether an administrative hearing should be requested or to prepare for a hearing.

         (c) Upon request, copies of the program manuals shall be provided without charge to state or county agencies and officers, and public agencies and officers outside the State.

(1) State or county agencies or officers, and public agencies and officers outside the State entitled to a free copy of the department's program manuals shall be placed on the mailing list of the department's, policy and program development offices, for the additional issuances of the rules and procedures.
(2) State or county agencies or officers, and public agencies and officers outside the State placed on the mailing list shall be responsible to notify the department's policy and program development offices, for any reason, when the issuances are no longer needed.

         (d) Custodians, individuals, or organizations not entitled to receive free copies as specified in subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall be assessed a fee related to the current cost of reproduction and current postal rates for copies of department program manuals or specific sections of the manuals. Payment shall be in advance and shall be made by cash, money order, or certified check.

         (e) The fee for reproduction shall be the minimum cost established by the Hawaii Revised Statutes, and shall be paid in advance to the department by cash, money order, or certified check.

         (f) Copies shall be provided within twenty working days by med-QUEST's policy and program development office, med-QUEST eligibility office, or unit office.

        [Eff 08/01/94; am 07/06/99; am 06/19/00 ] (Auth: HRS §346-14; 42 C.F.R. §431.18) (Imp: HRS §§91-5, 92-21, 93-3; 42 C.F.R. §431.18)

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