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This month’s meeting of the PHC featured an implementation update related to a current Determination of Need project, a vote on final regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff for Council members.

First, the Council received an implementation update from Boston Children’s Hospital on the hospital’s Community Health Initiatives process, undertaken as part of a substantial capital expenditure request approved by the Council in October 2016.

Following that, PHC members took up consideration of a final vote on the proposed recission of 105 CMR 131.000, The Operation of the Advocacy Office. After a discussion, the Council voted to approve the recission.

Finally, Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown provided an informational update on Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance and Response in Massachusetts.

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