Section 343.1 - Definitions.

Section 343.1 Definitions. (a) Commissioner means the commissioner of the State Department of Social Services.

(b) Department means the State Department of Social Services.

(c) Hearing means the administrative review procedure by which the department determines to take administrative action regarding a residential care program for children pursuant to section 460-d(4), 460-d(5), 460-d(6) or 460-d(8) of the Social Services Law or the administrative procedure by which a determination under section 343.2(b) of this Part is reviewed.

(d) Expedited hearing means the administrative review procedure by which a person, agency or facility is afforded an opportunity to be heard after the department finds, pursuant to section 460-d(8) of the Social Services Law, that the person, agency or facility is causing, engaging in or maintaining a condition or activity which constitutes a danger to the physical or mental health of the residents of a residential care program for children subject to the inspection and supervision of the department and issues an order to discontinue such dangerous condition or activity or take certain action immediately or within a specified period of less than 3O days.

(e) Facility means an establishment providing residential care and services to children which is subject to the inspection and supervision provisions of article 7 of the Social Services Law.

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