PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Section 11.180 - Public health director - Applicability

PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

11.180 Applicability.

In counties of less than 250,000 population, when not inconsistent with the public health needs of the county as determined by the State Commissioner of Health, a public health director may be employed in lieu of a commissioner of health.

Effective Date: 
Monday, February 5, 1979
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Section 11.181 - Definition

11.181 Definition.

The term public health director shall mean a person who, with appropriate medical consultation, administers and manages the public health programs within a county.

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Monday, February 5, 1979
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Section 11.182 - Qualifications

11.182 Qualifications.

(a) A public health director shall possess:

(1) a master's degree in public health from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university that demonstrates the core competencies of a public health education (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavior Sciences) or a masters degree in a related field from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university. Related fields include public health nursing, health administration, community health education or environmental health; and

(2) two years of administrative experience in a health related organization or government agency that demonstrates that the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to administer public health programs including workforce and budget management, effective communication, effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals, and compliance with legal requirements.

(b) All appointments to the position of public health director and the appointment and arrangements for the medical consultant are subject to the approval of the State Commissioner of Health.

(c) Candidates who do not meet the education or experience requirements of this section may be conditionally approved for an appointment of two years by the State Commissioner of Health with an opportunity for two additional one year conditional renewals. Final approval of these candidates shall be contingent on satisfactory progress in meeting a public health education or experience plan developed in conjunction with and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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