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This month’s Public Health Council meeting featured a pair of informational updates from the Department on the status of proposed amendments to regulations, followed by a programmatic update from DPH program staff.

First, the Council received an informational overview from the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services on proposed amendments to 105 CMR 164.000, Licensure of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs.

Next, staff from the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality provided an informational overview of proposed amendments to 105 CMR 140.000, Licensure of Clinics.

Finally, the Council received an update from the Suicide Prevention program on the Department’s efforts to prevent suicide in the Commonwealth.

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