- Department of Public Health
- Bureau of Health Professions Licensure
- Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality
- Division of Occupational Licensure
- Board of Registration in Medicine
On January 1, 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting a Resilient Health Care System that Puts Patients First (“Patients First”) into law which makes significant changes to the state’s healthcare laws.
- The law requires health care providers to tell patients how much patients will pay for planned hospital stays, medical procedures, health care services, and referrals – based on the patient’s specific health insurance plan.
- These requirements begin on January 1, 2025.
- These requirements also authorize the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to fine providers who fail to comply with a penalty up to $2,500 for each instance of non-compliance.