S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to notifying local
officials of the occurrence of certain emergency situations
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 352 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
7. UPON THE OCCURRENCE OF AN EMERGENCY WHERE AN IMMINENT IMPERILMENT
TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS, IN ADDITION TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS
HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE NOTIFIED, THE COUNTY HEALTH COMMISSIONER
SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS OF THE EXISTENCE OF
(A) THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EACH MUNICIPALITY AFFECTED BY THE
(B) EACH MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
EMERGENCY EXISTS WHO REPRESENTS THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE EMERGENCY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.