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Public schools; infestation of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius)
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 19
§ 920. Public schools; infestation of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius). 1.
In a city school district having a population of one million or more
inhabitants, the principal of each public school shall provide immediate
notification to parents, persons in parental relation or guardians of
potentially affected students attending the school, disclosing a finding
relating to the infestation of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) in such
school; provided, however, that if pursuant to regulations of the
commissioner it is determined that any infestation is contained within a
discrete area, the principal may limit such notification to parents,
persons in parental relationship or guardians of all potentially
affected students within such area, and shall advise the parents'
association of the scope of such notification.

2. Along with the notification required pursuant to subdivision one of
this section, the principal of such public school shall also include
information regarding proper procedures to prevent further infestations
at the school and to prevent the transfer of bedbugs from the school to
the residences of students. Such information shall be developed by the
board of education in consultation with other city agencies and shall be
available in various languages as deemed necessary.

3. The principal shall ensure that the bedbug infestation at the
school is properly addressed in the most effective and safe manner.