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Title: Section 769.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 769.1 Definitions. The following words or phrases, as used in this article, shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “Behavioral health services” means services within the scope of practice of a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, master social worker, clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, or a psychoanalyst.

(b) “Department” means the New York State Department of Health.

(c) “Limited Health-Related Services” means “core limited health-related services” as set forth in section 770.1 of this article and “other limited health-related services” as set forth in section 770.2 of this article.

(d) “Office” means the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

(e) “Residential Program” means a duly licensed, certified or approved foster family boarding home, agency boarding home, supervised independent living program, group home, group residence, institution, or any combination thereof as such terms are defined under 18 NYCRR section 441.2, which provides care for a child away from his or her home 24 hours a day.

(f) “Voluntary Foster Care Agency (VFCA)” means an “authorized agency,” as defined under section 371(10)(a) of the Social Services Law, which has the written approval of the Office and corporate or statutory authority to care for or to board out children in New York State in accordance with section 460-a of the Social Services Law.

(g) “VFCA Health Facility” means the program of a VFCA that is licensed to provide limited health-related services under this article.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Section 2999-gg


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