At all times, licensees are required to follow standard operating procedures demonstrating compliance with the Commission’s operational sanitary requirements. See regulations 935 CMR 500.101(1)(c)(10): Management and Operations Profile; 935 CMR 500.105(3)(b): Requirements for the Handling of Marijuana; and 105 CMR 590.000: State Sanitary Code, Chapter X – Minimum Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments. Licensees should also remain in touch with the local Board of Health in their host municipality to determine any further measures that may be necessary for ongoing operations.
Certifying health care providers are reminded that, pursuant to 935 CMR 501.010, patient renewal certifications may be submitted after telephonic consultation, so long as a clinical visit has occurred within the past year.
Finally, this bulletin specifically requests your patience with the Commission as we, too, implement many of the recommendations we are referencing and sharing. As many of our employees visit your facilities and interact with the public and your agents in the course of their day-to-day responsibilities, we appreciate your consideration of their health and wellbeing. We have recently directed many of our staff to work remotely and are currently evaluating our protocols with respect to inspections and the conduct of other business, including public meetings. We will undertake every effort to ensure there is minimal disruption to productivity while ensuring the safe operation of the Commission.
Licensees and certifying health care providers may contact the Commission at Commission@CCCMass.com regarding questions about this bulletin.
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