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Title: Section 400.1 - Title and applicability

Effective Date


Section 400.1 Title and applicability.

(a) This Subchapter shall be known and may be cited as "Medical Facilities--Minimum Standards," and shall apply to medical facilities defined as hospitals within article 28 of the Public Health Law. The standards within a particular article shall constitute the minimum standards for the identified medical facility in addition to those standards that may apply to such facilities as set forth in Articles 1 and 3 of this Subchapter as applicable.

(b) 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 Subchapter, 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 the Governor's 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.


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