Post Content

The September monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a single Determination of Need request, an update for the Council on some proposed amendments to regulations, a vote to promulgate a set of final regulations, and finally a pair of informational presentations for the Council from DPH staff.

First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request for a significant change to a Notice of Determination of Need issued to North Shore Medical Center, as amended in August 2017. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the current request.

Next, the Council received an informational update on the status of proposed amendments to 105 CMR 1000.000, Determination of Need.

Following that, the Council took up a request from the Department to promulgate amendments to 105 CMR 590.000, State Sanitary Code Chapter X – Minimum Standards for Food Establishments. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Finally, DPH subject matter experts provided the Council with informational updates on Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination in 2017 and the Department’s efforts in the area of suicide prevention.

Written By:


health communication writer and editor

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019 posted on Jan 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness have dropped in Massachusetts over the past seven days. However flu is unpredictable and flu season will continue in New England for a good while to come – so now is the time to get   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 11, 2019

Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 9

The January 2019 monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a three Determination of Need (DoN) requests followed by an informational update from DPH staff on the DPH response to a recent public health outbreak in Massachusetts. First, the Council took up three separate   …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 9th Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019 posted on Jan 4

Rates of flu-like illness rose in the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. The good news is that it is not too late to protect yourself this flu season by getting a flu shot. There is still plenty of flu vaccine available in   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 4, 2019