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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.

 

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