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The latest monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included a pair of Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by votes on two final amendments to regulations.

First the Council took up consideration of a DoN request from Partners HealthCare to expand the Emergency Department and acquire certain DoN-required equipment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Next on the docket was a DoN request from Reliant Medical Group, Inc., a physician practice in Worcester, for a Transfer of Ownership. The Council voted to approve the request following a discussion.

Following that, the Council took up final proposed amendments to regulations related to Minimum Standards for Regulation of Camps for Children. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the proposed amendments.

The final item on the docket was a set of proposed amendments to regulations governing the licensure of long-term care facilities. The Council voted to approve these amendments to regulations following a discussion.

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