The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, to review the state’s plans and protocols regarding the Ebola virus. The hearing will be held in Room 35 of the State House.
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston), HEW Chairman, has called the hearing to review and analyze the state’s health care preparations and prevention planning in respect to the virus.
Invited to attend the hearing are Dr. Michael Fine, M.D., Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health; Linda McDonald, President of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals; Donna Policastro, Executive Director of the RI State Nurses Association, and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, a consultant medical director for the Department of Health.
The hearing is open to the public, although no public testimony will be heard. It will be broadcast on Capitol TV (Channel 15 for Cox and Full Channel, Channel 34 for Verizon, and at www.rilin.state.ri.us/CapTV ).