N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2571
Children’s institutions

  • examination of children on admission


The administrative officer or person in charge of every institution in this state operated for the express purpose of receiving or caring for dependent, neglected or destitute children or juvenile delinquents, except hospitals, upon receiving a child therein, by commitment or otherwise, shall, before permitting such child to contact with other children, cause inquiry to be made concerning the presence or recent exposure of such child to a communicable disease.


If, on the basis of such inquiry, there is reason to suspect that such child may be ill or recently exposed to a communicable disease, such child shall not be permitted to contact other children until so authorized by the regular physician of the institution. A record of the results of all such inquiries and examinations shall be kept on file in the institution.


A thorough medical examination shall be performed on all children either immediately prior to admission to the institution or shortly thereafter.

Source: Section 2571 — Children's institutions; examination of children on admission, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/2571 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2571’s source at nysenate​.gov

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