This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included an informational briefing on the proposed rescission of an existing regulation, and a series of votes on final amendments to regulations and one regulation to be rescinded.
First, the Council was provided an informational briefing on the status of the proposed rescission of 105 CMR 515.000: Action Levels for Poisonous or Deleterious Substances in Food.
Following that, the Council took up discussions of four separate proposed amendments to regulations, and one proposed rescission, which are all ready for a final vote. Following separate discussions on the merits of each, the Council voted to approve all four amendments for final promulgation, and approved the rescission. These include:
- 105 CMR 130.000: Hospital Licensure (amended)
- 105 CMR 700.000: Implementation of M.G.L. c. 94C (amended)
- 105 CMR 701.000: Regulations Adopted Jointly by DPH and the Board of Registration in Pharmacy (rescinded)
- 105 CMR 722.000: Dispensing Procedures for Pharmacists (amended)
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Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017 posted on Apr 21
The latest weekly flu report shows a drop in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past seven days. Even so, we can expect flu to continue to circulate in our communities well into spring – so it’s not too late to get a flu shot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 21, 2017