New York Mental Hygiene Law Section 32.07 - Regulatory powers of the commissioner.

32.07 Regulatory powers of the commissioner.

(a) The commissioner shall have the power to adopt regulations to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this article, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. establishing classes of operating certificates based upon such factors as physical plant, program, and staff;

2. specifying a definite period for which the operating certificate will be in effect;

3. prescribing standards of quality and adequacy of chemical dependence services rendered pursuant to an operating certificate including but not limited to, qualifications for persons providing such services including moral character, competence and standing in the community, record-keeping requirements, reporting requirements, fiscal responsibility, public need, adequacy and quality of services, and such other matters of public interest as the office shall deem appropriate;

4. providing for ongoing compliance by providers of chemical dependence services with office rules and regulations, including procedures for the limitation or revocation of any previously granted approval.

(b) Nothing herein shall affect the powers and duties of other state agencies to carry out their responsibilities and functions pursuant to the requirements of applicable laws.

Last modified: February 3, 2019