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SECTION 361
Certain cities; commissioner of health and health officer; appointment and qualifications
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 4
§ 361. Certain cities; commissioner of health and health officer;
appointment and qualifications. 1. The commissioner of health in cities
having a population of fifty thousand to one hundred seventy-five
thousand shall be appointed by the mayor, and the health officer in
cities having a population of less than fifty thousand shall be
appointed by the same official or body who or which by charter is
authorized to appoint the heads of city departments.

2. No person shall be eligible to appointment as commissioner of
health or health officer unless he shall be a physician and surgeon duly
licensed to practice under the laws of this state and who has practiced
as such, or has been engaged in public health work for at least five
years and who shall comply with the qualifications therefor prescribed
by the public health council in the sanitary code, provided, however,
that a physician who has received the degree of doctor of public health
in a course in any institution of learning recognized by the University
of the State of New York shall be eligible for appointment as health
officer in cities having a population of less than fifty thousand.