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The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a Determination of Need request, updates on the status of preliminary and final public health regulations, and an informational presentation from DPH staff.

First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request from Massachusetts General Hospital for a substantial capital expenditure to expand ambulatory care services at MGH’s Waltham location. Following a discussion, the Council voted approved the DON request.

Next, the Council received an informational briefing from program staff on proposed amendments to 105 CMR 120.000, The Control of Regulation.

Following that, the Council took up a request to promulgate amendments to 105 CMR 127.000, Licensure of Mammography. After a discussion, the Council voted to promulgate the amendments in question.

Finally, the Council received an update from the DPH Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management on the Department’s preparedness for planned events such as the Boston Marathon and the 4th of July fireworks on Boston’s Esplanade.

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