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Coronavirus Update:  Due to the coronavirus emergency, MassHealth and EOHHS are holding public hearings remotely. All public hearings will occur on the advertised dates and times. Details and instructions for attending and testifying remotely are provided below for each hearing. If you plan to testify at a remote hearing, EOHHS strongly encourages you to register in advance. EOHHS encourages you to submit written testimony in addition to, or instead of, providing testimony at the hearing. Instructions for registering online and for submitting written testimony can be found in the Notices of Public Hearing.

If you would like to testify at an upcoming public hearing, you may register online.  Please register as soon as possible, but no later than one full business day before a scheduled public hearing, to ensure that your registration is received and processed. Any registrations submitted later than one business day before the scheduled public hearing will be given an opportunity to testify on a first-come basis after all other registrants have testified and as time permits.

You may also submit written testimony about proposed regulations by the specified date by emailing ehs-regulations@state.ma.us. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of the email and type the name of the regulation in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender's full name and address. Persons who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail written testimony to

EHS/MassHealth Publications
100 Hancock Street, 6th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171.

Please note:  The WORD, RTF, and TEXT versions of documents are accessible formats intended for screen readers used by the vision-impaired.

Public hearings

Public hearing notice, proposed regulation, and other related information Public hearing date and time

Deadline to submit
written comments

101 CMR 350.00: Home Health Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed Emergency Adoption PDF | Word

April 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 350.00.

by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

 

101 CMR 414.00: Rates for Family Stabilization Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 9 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 414.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 412.00: Rates for Family Transitional Support Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word 
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 9:15 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 412.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 346.00: Rates for Certain Substance-related and Addictive Disorders Programs

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 9:45 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 346.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 424.00: Rates for Certain Developmental and Support Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 10:15 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 424.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 411.00: Rates for Certain Placement, Support, and Shared Living Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 10:45 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 411.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 413.00: Payments for Youth Intermediate-term Stabilization Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 413.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 410.00: Rates for Competitive Integrated Employment Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 12:15 p.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 410.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 426.00: Rates for Certain Adult Community Mental Health Services

 

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Monday, April 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 426.00.

by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 348.00: Day Habilitation Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word 

  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, April 3, 2020, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 348.00. 

The comment due date has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020

Register to testify at this hearing

101 CMR 425.00:  Rates for Certain Young Parent Support Programs

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, March 27, 2020, at 9 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 425.00

by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

101 CMR 423.00: Rates for Certain In-Home Basic Living Supports

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word
Friday, March 27, 2020, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 423.00. 

by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

101 CMR 313.00: Rates for Freestanding Clinics Providing Abortion and Sterilization Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Emergency adoption PDF | Word
Monday, March 23, 2020, at 10 a.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 313.00. 

The comment due date has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020

101 CMR 343.00: Hospice Services

Friday, March 20, 2020, at 12 p.m.

This hearing will be conducted remotely. To join, go to https://statema.webex.com, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469.

To join by phone, call (866) 692-3580, and enter meeting ID 644 151 469# when prompted.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. 

In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 343.00. 

The comment due date has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020

101 CMR 420.00: Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word
  • EOHHS Staff Testimony (presented at public hearing on March 13, 2020) PDF | Word

Friday, March 13, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
309 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604

by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update: If you plan to attend this public hearing, please be prepared to answer questions related to your recent travels and general health status. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, campus police will ask all meeting attendees if they have had recent cold or flu symptoms, if they have traveled to, or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to, any locations covered under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Level 3 travel advisory, and if they have had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If you plan to attend the hearing, please allow additional time for this process.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 420.00. The comment due date for written comments remains 03/20/2020 at 5:00 p.m.

101 CMR 444.00: Rates for Certain Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, March 13, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
309 Belmont Street Worcester, MA 01604

by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update: If you plan to attend this public hearing, please be prepared to answer questions related to your recent travels and general health status. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, campus police will ask all meeting attendees if they have had recent cold or flu symptoms, if they have traveled to, or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to, any locations covered under a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Level 3 travel advisory, and if they have had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If you plan to attend the hearing, please allow additional time for this process.

As an alternative to attending the hearing, you can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: https://hricart.1capapp.com/event/eohhs. Interested parties may submit written comments by email or regular mail, as instructed in the Notice of Public Hearing. In addition, EOHHS will publish the staff testimony on the regulation web page for 101 CMR 444.00 and the comment period for 101 CMR 444.00 is being extended to 03/20/2020 at 5:00 p.m.

101 CMR 427.00: Rates for Certain Youth and Young Adult Support Services

  • Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
  • Proposed regulation PDF | Word

Friday, February 14, 2020, at 10 a.m.
First Floor Conference Room
100 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171

by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020

101 CMR 613.00: Health Safety Net Eligible Services and 101 CMR 614.00: Health Safety Net Payments and Funding

Notice of public hearing PDF | Word
Proposed regulation for 101 CMR 613.00 PDF | Word
Proposed regulation for 101 CMR 614.00 PDF | Word

Friday, September 6, 2019, at 10 a.m.
First Floor Conference Room
100 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171

by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019

Please note that this deadline has been extended from the original date of September 6, 2019.

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