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The September monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured an update from Public Health Commissioner Bharel followed by a vote on final regulations and two informational updates for the Council from DPH subject matter experts.

First, Public Health Commissioner Bharel provided an update on severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping, and described new requirements for health care providers to report possible cases of unexplained e-cigarette or vaping-associated pulmonary disease.

Next, the Council took up a discussion on final proposed regulations for 105 CMR 721.000, Standards for Prescription Format and Security in Massachusetts. Following that, the Council voted to approve the regulations.

The Council was then provided informational updates from DPH leadership about the Special Commission on Local and Regional Health and the  Office of Problem Gambling Services.

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