News — State Administration
The Providers' Council will host an Administration & Finance Luncheon Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 22 featuring Administration & Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. The event is scheduled to take place at Suffolk University Law School from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Providers' Council on Monday, November 23 submitted testimony on Community Services Network rates to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
The Providers' Council joined the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Children's League to send a letter to the administration outlining our concerns with the Caring Together rate-setting process
The Providers' Council, along with ABH and The Children's League, will meet on November 12 to discuss rates for all Caring Together service.
The House and Senate reached agreement on a Supplemental Budget bill that will annualize the FY '15 Salary Reserve into the current fiscal year. The bill now heads to Governor Charlie Baker's desk where it needs to be signed by the end of October.
Under Executive Order #562, all existing Executive Branch regulations have been under review. In light of this, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance launched a website dedicated to Executive Order #562 where you can submit regulations for review, view public comments and more.
The Providers' Council on Wednesday, October 14 testified before an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Task Force that is exploring issues of unemployment and underemployment in the Commonwealth, particularly with those individuals who have barriers to employment.
Governor Charlie Baker will attend the Providers' Council's 40th Annual Convention & Expo: 40 Years Forward on October 19 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold five listening sessions across the Commonwealth in order to gain public input on the regulatory review process under Executive Order No. 562.
The Baker Administration is currently conducting several public hearings throughout the Commonwealth to discuss work development opportunities and initiatives for people of color, individuals with disabilities and others with traditionally high rates of unemployment.
The second full week in September marks Direct Service Professionals Recognition Week!
The Providers' Council and the Attorney General's Office held an information session on July 31 to educate employers and employees about the Earned Sick Time Law, which went into effect July 1.
In addition to signing the FY '16 state budget on July 17, Governor Charlie Baker also filed a Supplemental Budget bill to support the recommendations from the Governor's Opioid Working Group and to fund the annualization of the FY '15 Human Services Salary Reserve, along with other items.
On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY '16 state budget, making several vetoes.
The Providers' Council and the Attorney General's Office will be holding a informational session on the Earned Sick Time Law that went into effect on July 1.
The long awaited Conference Committee budget was finally release late Tuesday, July 7 and quickly approved Wednesday, July 8. Governor Baker now has ten days to sign or veto the budget proposal.
The Earned Sick Time Regulations, which were finalized on Friday, June 19 will go into effect Wednesday, July 1.
The state has released a number of frequently asked questions related to the Chapter 257 Agreement for Judgment.
Testimony on the proposed Earned Sick Time Regulations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10.