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This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a vote on a Determination of Need (DoN) request, a series of informational briefings on proposed amendments to regulations, and a presentation to the Council from the Bureau of Infectious Disease.

First, the Council took up a DoN request from Healthcare Enterprises, LLC for construction of a freestanding ambulatory surgical center in Shrewsbury. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Next, the Council received updates on the status of several proposed amendments to regulations, related to:

Lastly, the Council received an informational presentation (Part 1; Part 2) from State Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Brown about ticks and tick-borne disease in Massachusetts.

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