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Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 111-06
Friday, December 1, 2006

CONTACT: (212) 788-5290
Geoff Cowley (gcowley@health.nyc.gov)
Andrew Tucker (atucker@health.nyc.gov)


MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006

NEW YORK CITY – December 1, 2006 – Notice is hereby given that the Board of Health will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 125 Worth Street, Third Floor Boardroom, in lower Manhattan. The Boardroom has limited seating capacity and is filled on a first come, first served basis. A live video of the meeting will also be shown in the second floor auditorium.

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Approval of summary minutes of meeting held September 26, 2006.
    (Copies to members) BOARD APPROVAL
    NEW YORK CITY HEALTH CODE
  2. Resolution to amend various provisions in Articles 11 and 49 of the New York City Health Code to allow use of blood-based tuberculosis diagnostic tests in addition to tuberculin skin tests. Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A public hearing was held on October 31, 2006. No one testified and no written comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION
  3. Resolution to amend Article 167 of the New York City Health Code, defining public health hazards at bathing beaches and the violations constituting public health hazards and correcting a typographical error in Section 167.21(b) relating to accessibility of lifesaving equipment. Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A public hearing was held on October 31, 2006. One person testified and two written comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION
  4. Resolution to amend Article 161 of the New York City Health Code to authorize the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to adopt rules regarding dogs off leash in parks. Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A public hearing was held on November 1, 2006. Thirty-nine people testified and approximately 13,470 written comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION
  5. Resolution to amend Article 81 of the New York City Health Code affecting New York City food establishments, adding a new Section 81.50 ("Calorie Labeling"). Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A combined public hearing was held on October 30, 2006 regarding Sections 81.08 and 81.50. More than 2,200 written and oral comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION
  6. Resolution to amend Article 81 of the New York City Health Code affecting New York City food establishments and mobile food unit commissaries, adding a new Section 81.08 ("Trans Fat"). Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A combined public hearing was held on October 30, 2006 regarding Sections 81.08 and 81.50. More than 2,270 written and oral comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION
  7. Resolution to amend Article 207 of the New York City Health Code regarding birth certificates for transgendered individuals. Notice was published in the City Record on September 29, 2006. A public hearing was held on October 30, 2006. Eighteen people testified and forty-nine written comments were received.
    (Copies to members) BOARD CONSIDERATION

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