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Highlights of the October 8th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Oct 9

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured deliberations on two pending proposed amendments to existing regulations, and a pair of informational presentations for Council members on current Department initiatives and activities. First, Associate Commissioner Suzanne Condon provided an update on public comments received on a series of   …Continue Reading Highlights of the October 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Sep 17

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of three Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a status update on draft regulations related to immunizations, and two informational presentations on two key Department initiatives. The Council first took up a Determination of Need application with   …Continue Reading Highlights of the September 17th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the August 13th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 13

The August monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured three Determination of Need (DoN) requests and a series of presentations and updates from the Department. First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request involving a transfer of ownership of Wing Memorial Hospital in   …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the July 16 Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jul 16

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured discussions on two Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a final vote on proposed amendments to existing regulations related to prevention and treatment of sports concussions among student athletes, and two informational presentations on current DPH activities   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 16 Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jun 18

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured several Determination of Need (DoN) requests, a vote on final amendments to certain DoN regulations, and informational presentations on two current Department initiatives. First, the Council took up three DoN requests: a change of majority ownership interest   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 18 Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014 posted on May 23

Rates of flu-like illness continued their overall decline as flu season winds down in Massachusetts, according to the latest weekly flu report. This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Flu Report for the season. Here’s to a safe and fun summer, and we’ll   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, May 16, 2014 posted on May 16

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly from the previous week. We can expect to see fluctuations like this in the coming weeks as we head further into spring.

Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 15

The Public Health Council took up a series of discussions on proposed Determination of Need (DoN) requests, status updates on several proposed amendments to public health regulations, and final votes on proposed regulations at their May 14th meeting. First, the Council considered a Determination of   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 14th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, May 9, 2014 posted on May 9

This week’s flu report shows that while we are still at widespread activity, the number of reported flu cases has been going down the last three weeks.

Weekly Flu Report, May 2, 2014 posted on May 2

Rates of flu-like illness declined slightly in Massachusetts over the course of the past week. Full details can be found in the latest Weekly Flu Report, here.