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The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a Determination of Need request followed by a series of informational updates on pending amendments to regulations and a series of votes on final amendments.

First, the Council took up a Determination of Need request for approval of a significant change to project scope and maximum capital expenditure at Steward Norwood Hospital. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Following that vote, the Council heard a series of informational updates from DPH staff on the status of proposed amendments to public health regulations. These included:

Next, the Council took up discussions of a series of final amendments to regulations which were put before the PHC for a vote. These included:

  • Treatment of Persons Exposed to Rabies
  • Tuberculosis Treatment Unit Standards for Admission, Treatment and Discharge
  • Standards for Management of Tuberculosis Outside Hospitals

The Council voted to approved each of the final amendments.

Finally, the Council heard an informational presentation from the DPH Massachusetts Tobacco Control and Prevention program about a new advertising campaign focused on how Big Tobacco is Sweet Talking Our Kids.

 

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