Massachusetts Public Health Council approves in-store health clinics.
The Massachusetts Public Health Council, which sets policy for the state Department of Public Health, has approved in-store health clinics to be launched in the state. Eight council members voted in favor of allowing the clinics and five abstained. The council will require strict patient safety provision, in addition to requiring that each clinic be individually licensed by the state. In a separate, but related development, CVS announced it plans to open more than two dozen Minute Clinics in CVS stores in Boston in 2008.