Dr. Fukino Hawaii Health Dept Director Resigns?, Fired?, Obama COLB, Birth certificate
Apparently, Dr. Chiyome Fukino is no longer Director of the Hawaii Department of Health. I just checked the Department of Health press release site and there was no mention. Dr. Fukino has been at the center of the Obama birth certificate and COLB controversies in Hawaii. Her first press release in 2008 stated that they had Obama’s original birth certificate on file, but she never indicated the country or location of the birth. A later press release stated that Obama’s vital records indicated a birth in Hawaii. It is important to note that the vital records, per Hawaii law can indicate a birthpace in Hawaii when the actual birth occurred elsewhere and even in another country. Dr. Fukino never stated that the COLB presented on the internet was an official copy issued by the state.
Hawaiian birth certificate laws:
From the Hawaii Department of Health organizational chart.
Office of the Director of Health
Interim Director: Keith R. Ridley
Ph. (808) 586-4400
The Director is the chief health and environmental official for the state. She oversees the operations of the entire department and sits on a number of key boards and committees.
As part of her duties, the Director is the chair of the Board of Health and oversees a number of health-related agencies that are attached to the DOH for administrative purposes. These are:
State Health Planning and Development Agency – (808) 587-0788 Disability and Communication Access Board – (808) 586-8121 State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities – (808) 586-8100 Office of Environmental Quality Control – (808) 586-4185 Executive Office on Aging – (808) 586-0100