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New York City Board of Health
Health Code and Rules

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Health Code
Article NumberDescription
1 Short Title and General Provisions
3 General Provisions
5 Permits
9 Petitioning Board to commence rulemaking
11 Reportable Diseases, Conditions
13 Laboratories
15 Handling live pathogenic organisms
43 School Based Programs for Children Ages Three through Five
45 Schools and Children’s Institutions
47 Day Care Services
48 Summer Camps
48-A Year Round After-School & Youth
49 Schools
51 Children’s Institutions
71 Food and Drugs
81 Food Prep and Food Establishments
88 Temporary Food Establishments
89 Mobile Food Vending
115 Formula Preparation
121 Other Food Establishments
131 Buildings Generally
139 Public Transportation Facilities
141 Drinking Water
143 Disposal of Sewage
151 Rodents, Insects, other pests
153 Littering and Disposal of Refuse
161 Animals
163 Barber Shops
165 Bathing Establishments
167 Bathing Beaches
173 Hazardous Substances
175 Radiation Control
177 Tanning Facilities
181 Protection of Public Health Generally
201 Births
203 Termination of Pregnancy
205 Deaths and Disposal of Human Remains
207 General Vital Statistics Provisions
Commissioners Regulations 
Chapters of Title 24 of The Rules of The City of New York
ChapterChapter Description
1 Posting Regulations for Vendors of Alcoholic Beverages
4 Health, Safety and Well-Being of Rental Horses
6 Food Units
7 Adjudicatory Hearings
9 Raw Salt-Cured Air-Dried Fish
10 Smoking Under the New York City Clean Indoor Air Act
11 Conservation of Water
12 Window Guards
16 Criteria for Issuing Special Vehicle Identification Permits to Disabled Persons
17 Tripartite General Orders
18 Resuscitation Equipment in Public Places
19 Waiting List Rules for Full-Term and Temporary Mobile Food Unit Permits and Full-Term Mobile Food Unit Permits Designated Exclusively for Use in Special Boroughs
20 Preference and/or Waiting List Rule for Full-Term Mobile Food Unit Permits
21 Rules Describing Health Academy Training Courses and Prescribing Fees to be Charged by the Department to Defray the Costs Incurred in Administering These Courses
22 Tattooists and Applying Tattoos
23 Food Service Establishment Sanitary Inspection Procedure
24 Automated External Defibrillators in Certain Public Places
25 Service Of Final Orders In Assisted Outpatient Treatment
26 Establishment and Maintenance of Separate Borough Specific Waiting Lists for Those Seeking Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Permits
27 Food Allergy Information
28 Restriction on the Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products
29 Animal Population Control Program
30 Volatile Organic Compounds in Carpet and Carpet Cushion