N.Y. Public Health Law Section 360
Certain cities

  • department of public health
  • establishment


The common council or similar legislative body of each city having a population of less than one hundred seventy-five thousand which has not by special law established a department of health, is hereby authorized and empowered by ordinance to abolish its board of health and in its place to create, establish and maintain a department of public health.


The commissioner of health in cities having a population of fifty thousand to one hundred seventy-five thousand, and the health officer in cities having a population of less than fifty thousand shall be the head of such department.

Source: Section 360 — Certain cities; department of public health; establishment, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/360 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 360’s source at nysenate​.gov

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