This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a final vote on proposed amendments to regulations related to the scope of practice for Limited Services Clinics, and an informational presentation on health informatics from a senior-level DPH analyst.
First, Associate Commissioner Madeleine Biondolillo provided a summary of feedback received by the Department during the public comment period for the proposed Limited Service Clinic amendments, along with the Department’s response to those comments and recommendations. Following a discussion among the Council members, the PHC voted to approve the final amended regulations.
Following that, the Council heard an informational presentation from Tom Land, Director of Health Information, Policy, and Informatics about the methodologies which the Department and its community partners will use to measure the efficacy of various grant-funded prevention and wellness programs, such as Mass in Motion, at the community level.
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