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Title: Section 40-2.24 - Zika Action Plan; performance standards

Effective Date


40-2.24 Zika Action Plan; performance standards. 

(a) By April 15, 2016, the local health department shall adopt and implement a Zika Action Plan (ZAP), in accordance with guidance to be issued by the Department, and which shall include, but not be limited to, the following activities: 

(1) for all local health departments: 

(i) human disease monitoring, response and control; and 

(ii) education about Zika virus and its prevention; and 

(2) in addition, for those local health departments identified by the Department as jurisdictions where mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus are currently located or may be located in the future: 

(i) enhanced human disease monitoring, response, control;  

(ii) enhanced education about Zika virus and its prevention;  

(iii) mosquito trapping, testing and habitat inspections specific to Aedes albopictus, and for such other species as the Department may deem appropriate; 

(iv) mosquito control; and 

(v) identification and commitment of appropriate staff available to join State-coordinated rapid response teams, which may be deployed to those areas where the Department determines that there is the potential for transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes. 

(b) Local health departments shall update their ZAPs annually, or as directed by the Department, to include activities identified by the Department in guidance issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section.

(c) Local health departments shall submit such plans to the Department as part of the annual Application for State Aid made pursuant to section 40-1.0 of this Part.  State Aid shall only be available for activities within ZAPs determined by the Department to be necessary and appropriate to control the spread of the Zika virus in guidance issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section.


Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 602, 603, 619


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