Web Site:

www.mass.gov/dph

Organization Chart

Mission:

The Department of Public Health (DPH) believes in the power of prevention. DPH works to help all people reach their full potential for health. The Department ensures that the people of the Commonwealth receive quality health care and live in a safe and healthy environment while building partnerships to maximize access to affordable, high quality health care. DPH is especially dedicated to the health concerns of those most in need and works to empower communities to help themselves. The Department protects, preserves and improves the health of all the Commonwealth's residents.

Governing Laws:

Statutes

MGL C. 17 S. 1-19
Department of Public Health
MGL C. 111 S. 1-223
Department of Public Health
MGL C. 13 S. 9B,10A
Boards of Registration
MGL C. 13 S. 11B-C-E
Boards of Respiratory Care, Physician Assistants and Perfusionists
MGL C. 13 S. 13-15D;
Board of Registration in Nursing
MGL C. 13 S. 19-21
Board of Registration in Dentistry
MGL C. 13 S. 22-25
Board of Registration in Pharmacy
MGL C. 13 S. 73-75
Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators
MGL C. 13 S. 98-100
Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors
MGL C. 90 S. 24,24D,
First and Second Offender Programs for Operating Under the Influence
MGL C. 94 S. 1-328
Inspection and Sale of Food, Drugs
MGL C. 94B S. 1-10
Hazardous Substances
MGL C. 94C S. 1-48
Controlled Substances Act
MGL C. 111B S. 1-13
Alcoholism Treatment and Rehabilitation
MGL C. 111C S. 1-24
Emergency Medical Services System
MGL C. 111D S. 1-13
Clinical Laboratories
MGL C. 111E S. 1-18
Drug Rehabilitation
MGL C. 111F S. 1-21
Hazardous Substances
MGL C. 111G S. 1-6
Early Intervention Services
MGL C. 111H S. 1-48
Low Level Radioactive Waste Management
MGL C. 111I S. 1-7
Woman, Infants and Children Program
MGL C. 111J S. 1-8
Alcohol and Drug Counselors
MGL C. 111K S. 1-11
Catastrophic Illness in Children
MGL C. 111L S. 1-10
Biotechnology
MGL C. 111N S. 1-7
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct
MGL C. 112 S. 61-65E
Boards of Registration
MGL C. 112 S. 227-233
Board of Registration for Genetic Counselors
MGL C. 176O S. 13-16
Office of Patient Protection
MGL C. 10 S. 35E
Organ Transplant
MGL C. 90 S. 22I(C)
Safe Driving
MGL C. 112 S. 511/2
Dental Assistants

Regulations

105 CMR
Department of Public Health
234 CMR
Board of Registration in Dentistry
244 CMR
Board of Registration in Nursing
245 CMR
Board of Registration in Nursing Home Administrators
247 CMR
Board of Registration in Pharmacy
261 CMR
Board of Respiratory Care
263 CMR
Board of Registration of Physician Assistants
267 CMR
Board of Registration of Perfusionists
270 CMR
Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors