LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER

Section 11.1 - Local health officer - definitions

LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER

11.1 Definitions. The term local health officer shall mean:

(a) a Commissioner of Health as defined in section 11.10 of this Part;

(b) a public health director as defined in section 11.181 of this Part;

(c) the health director of a county, appointed pursuant to and subject to the provisions of section 356 of the Public Health Law; or

(d) the officer of a city having a population of less than 50,000, town, village or consolidated health district who administers and manages public health programs within such jurisdiction and who has the general powers and duties specified in the Public Health Law.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 1994
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Section 11.2 - Qualifications

11.2 Qualifications. (a) A local health officer, other than a Commissioner of Health or a public health director, shall be either:

(1) a physician who is currently registered to practice medicine in New York State; or

(2) a non-physician with appropriate medical consultation who possesses:

(i) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and two years of experience in the administration, enforcement or management of a health or public health related program, including one year of supervisory experience; or

(ii) a master's degree in public health or a related field from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and one year of supervisory experience in the administration, enforcement or management of a health or public health related program; or

(iii) a current license or certificate of registration to practice a health or public health related profession and one year of supervisory experience in the administration, enforcement or management of a health or public health related program; or

(iv) a combination of education and experience deemed equivalent to the above by the State Commissioner of Health.

(b) All appointments to the position of local health officer of persons qualified under this section and the appointment of and arrangements for the medical consultant when necessary must be approved by the State Commissioner of Health. The required medical consultation for non-physician local health officers may be provided by the existing medical consultant, if any, to the county health officer in the county in which the affected municipality is located.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Complete

Section 11.3 - Conferences

11.3 Conferences. As required by section 324(1)(f) of the Public Health Law, every local health officer, as defined in section 11.1 of this Part, shall, when so requested, attend conferences called by the commissioner or his authorized representative. A failure to attend, without good cause, shall be deemed just cause for removal of such local health officer pursuant to applicable provisions of the Public Health Law.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 1994
Doc Status: 
Complete