HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) Mar. 6-12 by hosting a free Consumer Education Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9 in the courtyard of the King Kalakaua Building at 335 Merchant St.
“The purpose of NCPW is to promote consumer education by providing free information that will help protect people’s privacy, manage their money and debt, and avoid identity theft, frauds and scams,” said DCCA Director Catherine Awakuni Colón. “We encourage residents to attend the free fair as a one-stop-shop for consumer resources. We will have representatives from over two dozen government and nonprofit agencies available to answer questions.”
Consumers can pick up their free copy of the new Consumer Guide to Healthcare Providers. This booklet focuses on issues relating to healthcare providers in Hawaii and contains some general descriptions of the types of healthcare provider licenses issued by the DCCA; contact information for the healthcare provider boards and programs; some general tips on how to select your health care provider; and finally, some information about what to do if you have problems, concerns or complaints.
Agencies participating in the March 9, Consumer Education Fair include:
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For more information, contact:
Consumer Protection Education Specialist
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs