That is your theory. But it wasn't Onaka's understanding of his role. Look at how long it took before each of the document images (or whatever they are) was released. The understanding of the registry about its own role and duties was and isn't what you thought or think it is.
I've had some trouble with the Klayman documents, but he has a similar problem. He's always jumping to conclusions, always assuming that there are no alternatives to his own assumptions. When somebody confidently keeps saying "the only possibility is ..." it may be
I will try to find the Hawaiian law about this after the holiday, but given the history of all that's happened to this point, I don't think you are right about specific and blanket verifications.
How do you know what Onaka understood about his role?
What I’ve stated is what is in Hawaii Revised Statute 338-14.3, which can be seen at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06_Ch0321-0344/HRS0338/HRS_0338-0014_0003.htm and which says (keep in mind that the word “shall” means it is obligatory; there is no discretion):
§338-14.3 Verification in lieu of a certified copy. (a) Subject to the requirements of section 338-18, the department of health, upon request, shall furnish to any applicant, in lieu of the issuance of a certified copy, a verification of the existence of a certificate and any other information that the applicant provides to be verified relating to the vital event that pertains to the certificate.
(b) A verification shall be considered for all purposes certification that the vital event did occur and that the facts of the event are as stated by the applicant.
(c) Verification may be made in written, electronic, or other form approved by the director of health.
(d) The fee for a verification in lieu of a certified copy shall be a maximum of one half of the fee established in section 338-14.5 for the first certified copy of a certificate issued.
(e) Fees received for verifications in lieu of certified copies shall be remitted, and one half of the fee shall be deposited to the credit of the vital statistics improvement special fund in section 338-14.6 and the remainder of the fee shall be deposited to the credit of the state general fund. [L 2001, c 246, §1; am L 2010, c 55, §1]