Section 61-1.1 - Definitions

GENERAL

Section 61-1.1 Definitions. As used in this Subpart:

(a) Commissioner means Commissioner of Health of the State of New York.

(b) Department means Department of Health of the State of New York.

(c) Guidelines means the recombinant DNA research guidelines of the National Institutes of Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, as amended and revised from time to time.

(d) NIH means the National Institutes of Health.

(e) P1, P2, P3, P4 designate levels of physical containment in order of increasing safeguards against the escape of organisms.

(f) EK1, EK2, EK3 designate levels of biological containment for E. coli K-12 host-vector systems in order of increasing inability of organisms to survive outside of laboratory conditions.

(g) Class 1, class 2, class 3, class 4, class 5 designate classes of etiologic agents in order of increasing hazard according to Classification of Etiologic Agents on the Basis of Hazard issued by the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, as revised by NIH.

(h) Institution means any public or private entity other than an individual, including State and local government agencies.
 

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