Proposed Rulemaking

The regulatory process in the State of New York is governed primarily by Article 2 of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). This process is administered in the Department of Health by the Office of Regulatory Reform.

To initiate a regulatory proposal, SAPA requires submission of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the Secretary of State for publication in the New York State Register. If no public hearing is required, the notice must precede adoption by at least 45 days (30 days for revised rulemaking). Publication by the Secretary of State is the primary means of giving notice of proposed actions. However, any person or entity may file a standing request to receive notices from the Department directly.

If the text of the proposed notice exceeds 2,000 words, only a description of the subject purpose or substance of the rule will be published in the New York State Register. Similarly, if the text of the Regulatory Impact Statement, Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, Rural Area Flexibility Analysis and/or the Job Impact Statement exceeds 2,000 words a summary is required. To ensure the widest possible and most timely outreach, in conjunction with submission to the Secretary of State, the Department will post the complete version of all regulatory notices at this website including those exceeding 2,000 words.

These postings are equivalent to the corresponding official regulatory notices which are published in the New York State Register. However, the Compilations of Title 10 and Title 18, which are located elsewhere in this website, are a current copy intended for informational use only. These compilations, although as accurate as possible, do not constitute an "official" copy. The "official" copy of the regulation is only available from West Publishing Company 1-800-328-4880.

Questions or comments on the material posted at this website should be directed to:

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of House Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Unit
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Rm. 2438
Albany, New York 12237-0031
Phone: (518) 473-7488
FAX: (518) 473-2019
regsqna@health.state.ny.us
Attention: Katherine Ceroalo