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Title: Section 700.5 - Commissioner authority to suspend and modify regulations

Effective Date

08/06/2020

Section 700.5 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 Commissioner 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 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.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Sections 225, 576, 2800, 2803 and 4662 & Social Services Law, Section 461

Volume

VOLUME D (Title 10)

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