GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF HEALTH OFFICERS

Section 1.10 - Local health officer to file monthly report

GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF HEALTH OFFICERS

1.10 Local health officer to file monthly report. The local health officer of each county, part-county, and city of 50,000 population or over shall submit to the State regional health director a monthly report of activities conducted during the previous month. Except in county or part-county health districts, local health officers of towns, villages, cities of less than 50,000 population and consolidated health districts shall submit a report of activities conducted during the previous month on a form prescribed by the State Commissioner of Health to their respective district State health officer. Local health officers of cities, towns, villages and consolidated health districts serving as deputies to county or part-county health commissioners shall submit such reports to the county or part-county health commissioner as may be required by such commissioner. Monthly reports of local health officers shall be forwarded on or before the fifth day of the succeeding month.
 

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Section 1.2 - Commissioner authority to suspend and modify regulations

Section 1.2 Commissioner authority to suspend and modify regulations

During the period of a state disaster emergency declared pursuant to section 28 of the Executive Law, the State Commissioner of Health or their designee may suspend or modify any provision, of parts thereof, of this Chapter, that is not otherwise required by state statute or federal law, if compliance with such provisions, or parts thereof, would prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the state disaster emergency, or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster. Such suspension or modifications may include any modifications of regulation, exceptions, limitations or other conditions as the Commissioner or their designee deems appropriate and necessary to respond to the disaster emergency. Provided, further, that should the Governor declare a state disaster emergency pursuant to section 28 of the Executive Law, which suspends or otherwise modifies state statutes pursuant to his authority under section 29-a of the Executive Law, the Commissioner or their designee may suspend or modify any provision of any regulation that is consistent with the statutory authority as modified or suspended, for the period of such suspension or modification.

Effective Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, Sections 225, 576, 2800, 2803 and 4662 & Social Services Law, Section 461

Section 1.11 - Right of entrance and inspection

1.11 Right of entrance and inspection. No person shall interfere with or obstruct the entrance to any house, building, vessel, or other premises by the State Commissioner of Health, or local health officer, or the authorized representative of either, in the discharge of his official duties; nor shall any person interfere with or obstruct the inspection or examination of any occupant of any such house, building, vessel, or other premises by the State Commissioner of Health, or local health officer, or the authorized representative of either, in the discharge of his official duties.
 

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