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Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on May 8

Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today's meeting of the Public Health Council began with  the consideration of a Determination of Need (DoN) request for a transfer of ownership of Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, by which Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Highlights from the May 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the April 10 Public Health Council meeting Posted on Apr 10

Highlights from the April 10 Public Health Council meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's Public Health Council meeting featured an in-depth presentation on newly proposed draft regulations to support the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Massachusetts. The draft regulations were created after   …Continue Reading Highlights from the April 10 Public Health Council meeting

Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 13

Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today’s Public Health Council meeting featured a series of discussions, presentations, and votes on matters of public health interest in the Commonwealth. First, the Council received a brief update from Interim   …Continue Reading Highlights from the March 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Feb 13

Highlights from the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's Public Health Council meeting included a series of Determination of Need (DoN)applications from area health care facilities, a vote by the Council on proposed amendments to regulations governing dispensing procedures   …Continue Reading Highlights from the February 13th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Jan 9

Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's PHC meeting featured a series of updates on proposed regulations, consideration of several Determination of Need (DON) requests, and an informational presentation on the current impact of flu in   …Continue Reading Highlights from the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Dec 12

Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health The December Public Health Council meeting featured a wide range of discussions related to pending Determination of Need (DoN) requests and a series of proposed amendments to regulations. First, the Council   …Continue Reading Highlights from the December 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the November 21st Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Nov 21

Highlights from the November 21st Public Health Council Meeting

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Today's Public Health Council was the first to be chaired by Lauren Smith, MD, Interim Commissioner at the Department. The Council took up several issues at the meeting, including two Determination   …Continue Reading Highlights from the November 21st Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Oct 10

Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's meeting of the Public Health Council featured a discussion of two Determination of Need (DoN) requests from area health care facilities, and an informational briefing on a proposed amendment   …Continue Reading Highlights from the October 10th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the September 19th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Sep 19

Highlights from the September 19th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's meeting of the Public Health Council featured a discussion of two separate Determination of Need (DON) applications from Massachusetts hospitals and a vote on emergency amendments to regulations   …Continue Reading Highlights from the September 19th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights from the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Aug 9

Highlights from the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This month's Public Health Council meeting featured a series of discussions and informational presentations on public health trends and issues facing the Commonwealth. First, the Council heard a presentation from Dr. Madeleine   …Continue Reading Highlights from the August 8th Public Health Council Meeting