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  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 81.50 of the New York City Health Code (Calorie Posting)
    DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health repeal and reenact §81.50, mandating that restaurants disclose nutritional information. The new §81.50 would require that calorie information of menu items be clearly visible to patrons at the time of ordering for menu items that are served in standardized portions. This covers restaurants in the City of New York that are one of a group of fifteen or more food service establishments doing business nationally under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu items.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 47 of the New York City Health Code (Child Care Services)
    In April of 2007, the Board of Health approved for publication for public comment a proposed resolution to repeal and reenact Article 47, updating its provisions, and harmonizing them with comparable provisions of the New York Social Service Law (SSL) and the regulations of the State Office for Children and Family Services applicable to child day care in other parts of the State. DOHMH is recommending to the Board that this proposal be further amended so that no programs for children ages three through five in any public or non-public elementary school would be subject to the provisions in Article 47.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 81.12 of the New York City Health Code (Sous Vide )
    DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health amend Article 81 of the Health Code to establish requirements enabling food service establishments to use reduced atmosphere packaging (ROP) food processing techniques that are not specifically addressed within either Article 81 or the State Sanitary Code. These processing techniques include reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) for storage and preservation of food, cook chill and sous vide processing. These new provisions codify minimal standards for such processes.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 11.03 of the New York City Health Code (Reportable Diseases and Conditions)
    DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health amend § 11.03(a) of the New York City Health Code to designate as electronically reportable laboratory test results for the following diseases/conditions that can cause widespread illness in the community, have recently emerged, or have become of greater public health concern: Rotavirus (RV), Norovirus (NV) (formerly the Norwalk agent), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV),  Varicella (VZV), and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
  • Notice of Adoption of an Amendment to Article 131 of the New York City Health Code
    These amendments to Article 131 of the New York City Health Code authorize the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to issue Commissioner's Orders to Abate a Nuisance ("COTA") on behalf of the Commissioner for missing or improperly installed window guards in units and public areas in multiple dwellings where children 10 years of age and younger reside.
  • Notice of Adoption of a Resolution to Repeal and Reenact Article 115 and to Repeal of Article 116 of the New York City Health Code
    Article 115 was repealed and reenacted, to update all of its provisions, not just those pertaining to sterilization of prepared infant formula. As reenacted, Article 115 reflects and is consistent with current practices, and applies to other child and adult formula preparations. In addition, the Board of Health repealed in its entirety Article 116 ("Infant Formula in Hermetically Sealed Containers") as its provisions are outdated, and because production of infant food formula, including nutritional standards, labeling requirements and good manufacturing practices, are comprehensively regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 47 of the New York City Health Code
    DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health repeal and reenact Article 47, updating its provisions, and harmonizing them with comparable provisions of the New York Social Service Law (SSL) and the regulations of the State Office for Children and Family Services applicable to child day care in other parts of the State. Read the press release.
  • Notice of Adoption to Amend Article 175 of the New York City Health Code
    These amendments to Article 175 of the New York City Health Code authorizes the Department of Health to regulate radioactive material for medical, academic and research purposes within the New York City.
  • Notice of Adoption to Amend Article 11 of the New York City Health Code
    This amendment to Article 11 of the New York City Health Code removes “urethritis, non-gonococcal” (commonly referred to as “NGU”) from the list of reportable diseases/conditions because there is no longer a public health value in having this reported to the Department of Health.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 131 of the New York City Health Code
    The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment of Article 131 of the New York City Health Code from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday, July 27, 2007 in the third floor boardroom (room 330) at 125 Worth Street, New York, New York 10013.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Chapter 6 (Food Units) of Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York
    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Department) is proposing to amend Chapter 6 (Food Units) of Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York. Notice is hereby given that the department will hold a public hearing on the proposal from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. On Thursday, July 26, 2007 in the second floor auditorium at 125 Worth Street, New York, New York.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 11 of the New York City Health Code
    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Department) is proposing to amend Section 11.03 (a) of the New York City Health Code (Health Code) to remove "urethritis, non-gonococcal" (commonly referred to as "NGU") from the list of reportable diseases/conditions because there is no longer a public health value in having this reported to the Department.
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 47 of the New York City Health Code
    DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health repeal and reenact Article 47, updating its provisions, and harmonizing them with comparable provisions of the New York Social Service Law (SSL) and the regulations of the State Office for Children and Family Services applicable to child day care in other parts of the State.
    [Minutes from Public Hearing]
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 115 of the New York City Health Code
    The Commissioner has received a petition from a permittee, Infant Formula Laboratory Services, Inc., to commence rule making under Article 9 of the New York City Health Code (Health Code) to amend Article 115 ("Formula Milk for Infants") of the Health Code. Richard Miller, President of the Infant Formula Laboratory Services, Inc., has requested amendment of Article 115 to allow for an exception in §115.27 ("Operations; sterilization of formula milk") that would allow a physician to ask that a specific formula be prepared under aseptic conditions and not be sterilized after preparation.
    [Minutes from Public Hearing]
  • Notice of Intention to Amend Article 175 of the New York City Health Code
    In May 2006, the NRC reviewed portions of Article 175 submitted to it by ORH. This NRC review resulted in 8 (eight) comments, which were transmitted to DOHMH by letter dated June 12, 2006. Based on these NRC comments, eight amendments to Article 175 are proposed to address NRC's compatibility concerns.

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