N.Y. Public Health Law Section 614

The following terms shall have the following meanings:


“County”, any county of the state other than one wholly embraced within a city or any combinations of counties or parts of a county that constitutes a health district.


“City”, each city of the state having a population of one million or more, according to the last preceding federal census.


“Municipality”, a county or city.


“Governing body”, the board of supervisors of a county or the common council, city council or other legislative body of a city or county.


“Local commissioner of health”, the officer who administers and manages public health programs within a county who is appointed pursuant to § 351 (County or part-county health commissioner, public health director or county health director)section three hundred fifty-one of this chapter and who has the general powers and duties specified in § 352 (County or part-county health commissioners)section three hundred fifty-two of this chapter and the commissioner of health in a city having a population of more than one million.


“Public health director”, a person, including a county health director, who, with appropriate medical consultation, administers and manages public health programs within a county, or a city having a population of less than two hundred fifty thousand, and who meets the qualifications as prescribed pursuant to § 225 (Public health and health planning council)section two hundred twenty-five of this chapter.

Source: Section 614 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/614 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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