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The May monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included updates from DPH leadership on proposed amendments to regulations currently underway at the Department and an informational presentation on the status of tickborne illness in Massachusetts.

First, State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown provided an update on Tickborne Disease Surveillance for council members as we head into the 2019 tick season.

Following that, the council heard an update from DPH staff on the status of currently proposed amendments to statute related to standards for prescription format and security in Massachusetts.

Finally, the Council took up consideration of final proposed amendments to M.G.L.c. 94c. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approved and promulgate the amendments.

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