Hawaii Ensures Accessibility of Government Facilities with an Electronic Submission and Review Process
The Hawaii Department of Health, Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) has launched its electronic Plan Review Submission System at dcab.ehawaii.gov/fau.
The plan review transmittal forms can now be completed and submitted online along with the plan drawings. Upon determination of the review fee, the submitter will have the ability to pay for the review fee either by credit card or check. The online system will also provide an electronic review process for Facility Access Specialists to communicate deficiencies, as well as issue a final letter of findings of no deficiencies.
“We hope the online submission and review process will make it easier for the industry to submit their plans,” said Duane Buote, Facility Access Coordinator. “The single repository of all reviews will also help us to support the industry with better tracking with improved efficiency and transparency to our review process.”
The DCAB service was created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
The Disability and Communication Access Board serve as a public advocate of persons with disabilities by providing advice and recommendation on legislation, rules, policies, procedures, and plans relating to persons with disabilities and their civil rights or service needs. It also establishes guidelines for the design of buildings and facilities by or on behalf of the State or the counties in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes, §103-50; approve site-specific designs where an alternate design provides equal or greater access. For more information, visit health.hawaii.gov/dcab/about-us.
The Facility Access Plan Submission and Review System was launched as part of the eHawaii State Portal Program. Pursuant to chapter 27G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Portal Program is overseen by the Access Hawaii Committee, which collaborates with provider Hawaii Information Consortium (HIC) along with state and county agencies to continually identify new online services to be added to the portal. For more information, visit portal.ehawaii.gov.
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