Post Content

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included two informational briefings from Department staff and a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations.

First, the Council took up for consideration a final vote on proposed regulation 105 CMR 432.000:  Minimum Requirements for Personal Flotation Devices for Minor Children at Municipal and Recreational Programs or Camps. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the proposed regulation.

Next, leadership from the Department’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management provided briefing on preparations for the 2017 Running of the Boston Marathon.

Finally, the Council heard an informational presentation on US military culture from DPH staff who have served in our armed forces, to help promote awareness and understanding of the perspective of veterans and inform the development of DPH programs and services to meet their needs.

 

Written By:


health communication writer and editor

Tags: , , , ,

Recent Posts

Highlights of the May 20 Public Health Council Meeting posted on May 20

The May monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured an update from DPH leadership on the status of proposed amendments to regulations in the area of 105 CMR 665.000: Minimum Standards for Retail Sale of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. Following a discussion, the Council voted   …Continue Reading Highlights of the May 20 Public Health Council Meeting

DPH Highlights its Nursing Staff for National Nurses Week posted on May 11

DPH Highlights its Nursing Staff for National Nurses Week

More than 600 nurses work throughout the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, many of them on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, and others in critical policy, management, and support roles. The four themes of this year’s National Nurses Week celebration –self-care, recognition, professional   …Continue Reading DPH Highlights its Nursing Staff for National Nurses Week

Highlights of the April 23rd Public Health Council posted on Apr 23

The April monthly meeting of the Public Health council took place remotely via teleconference in light of current events. First the Council heard an informational update from Commissioner Bharel on the status of the public health response to COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Next, the Council took   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 23rd Public Health Council