Matters State publishes guidance for human services programs


Jul. 6 2020

As Massachusetts works to reopen its economy, the state has published guidance on its website regarding reopening health and human services programs.

The webpage is available here.

The state moved into part one of Phase 3 on Monday, July 6. Health care providers may continue to provide in-person procedures and services as authorized in Phase 2, with the addition of certain group treatment programs and day programs.All providers must maintain compliance with public health and safety standards. Prioritizing telehealth, meeting public health and infection control standards, adhering to prioritization policies, ensuring equitable access to care, and monitoring patient volume must continue. Moving into Phase 3 for the health care system is contingent on Massachusetts maintaining sufficient statewide hospital bed capacity at newly revised thresholds.

The website also contains detailed guidance for different human services operations.

Providers’ Council members with questions may contact Bill Yelenak.