DMH Proposed Regulations

Department of Mental Health Proposed Regulations

The following is a list of notices, by date of publication, for proposed Department of Mental Health regulations. Click on a link to view the corresponding notice and proposed red-line of the regulation.

All persons interested in submitting comments on the proposed regulations may do so in writing by the date indicated in the notice. Refer to the full notice for the mailing address for submitting comments. DMH is not required to respond to comments; however, all comments received by the date indicated in the notice will be reviewed and considered.

The date published is the date the notice appeared in the newspaper and marks the beginning of the 21-day public-comment period, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 3.

Notice of Proposed Regulations

Published April 5, 2019


Published February 11, 2019


Published December 14, 2018


Published June 25, 2018


Published February 15, 2018

Notice of Final Promulgation - Filed for Publication on February 23, 2018

Published November 13, 2017

Published November 3, 2017

Published September 8, 2017

104 CMR 29.00 – Application for DMH Services, Referral, Service Planning and Appeals (redline)

Published March 10, 2017

104 CMR 32.00 Investigation And Reporting Responsibilities

Published September 9, 2016

104 CMR  28.00   Licensing and Operational Standards for Community Services  

Published August 19, 2016

104 CMR  31.00    Research Authorization And Monitoring

 104 CMR  32.00   Investigation And Reporting Responsibilities

Published July 1, 2016

104 CMR  25.00    Authority, Mission, And Definitions

104 CMR  26.00    Organizational Structure And Citizen Participation

104 CMR  30.00    Fiscal Administration

104 CMR 33.00    Designation and Appointment of Qualified Mental Health Professionals