1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 13: Nuisances and Sanitation
  5. Title 10: Control of Lead Poisoning


Section 1370 Definitions

Public Health (PBH)

When used in this title, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

  1. "Dwelling" means a building or structure or portion thereof, including the property occupied by and appurtenant to such dwelling, which is occupied in whole or in part as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings and shall, without limiting the foregoing, include child care facilities for children under six years of age, kindergartens and nursery schools.

  2. "Area of high risk" means an area designated as such by the commissioner or his representative and consisting of one or more dwellings in which a condition conducive to lead poisoning of children is present.

  3. "A condition conducive to lead poisoning" means: (i) paint or other similar surface-coating material containing lead in a condition accessible for ingestion or inhalation or where peeling or chipping of the paint or other similar surface-coating material occurs or is likely to occur; and (ii) other environmental conditions which may result in significant lead exposure.

  4. "Program" means the lead poisoning prevention program in the department established pursuant to section thirteen hundred seventy-a of this title.

  5. "Council" means the advisory council on lead poisoning prevention established pursuant to section thirteen hundred seventy-b of this title.

  6. "Elevated lead levels" means a blood lead level greater than or equal to five micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood or such lower blood lead level as may be established by the department pursuant to rule or regulation.

  7. "Person" means any natural person.