Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services
Please be advised that the Committee on Health, Hospitals & Human Services will be conducting an hearing in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall on St. Thomas. During this hearing, relative departments and agencies will give testimony on all mitigation efforts, health effects, and potential risks to our community from the recent fire at the Bovoni landfill. The Committee will also receive an update from the Department of Human Services on the status of their operation and all related programs/divisions under their purview.
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
The Committee will receive testimony on all past, current, and future mitigation efforts, health effects, and potential risks to the community as it relates to the fire on the Bovoni landfill, on St. Thomas.
Honorable Jean-Pierre L. Oriol, Commissioner, Department of Planning & Natural Resources
Virgin Islands Fire & Emergency Medical Services Representative
Mr. Roger E. Merritt Jr., Executive Director, Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Honorable Justa E. Encarnacion, Commissioner, Department of Health
Mr. Daryl D. Jaschen, Director, Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
Honorable Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Commissioner, Department of Education
12:05 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
12:46 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
The Committee will receive an update from the Department of Human Services and all related programs or divisions under their purview to include but not limited to, Children & Families Services, Residential & Interstate Compact Affairs, Intake & Emergency Services, Intervention & Prevention Services, Senior Citizen Affairs, Childcare & Regulatory Services, Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services, Family Assistance, Head Start, Medicaid, and Facilities Renovations & Operations.
Averil E. George, Commissioner Nominee, Department of Human Services