New York State Department of Health

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New York State Department of Health
Department overview
Formed 1901[1]
Jurisdiction New York
Headquarters Albany, NY
Department executive Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner
Key document Public Health Law
Website health.ny.gov

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is the department of the New York state government responsible for public health.[2][3] It is headed by the Health Commissioner, a position held January 24, 2011 through May 4, 2014 by Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.. Since May 4, 2014, Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D. has been the acting commissioner.[4]

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  1. ^ New York State Department of Health, 1901-2001: A Century of Building Healthier Communities: Commemorative Journal
  2. ^ Public Health Law § 200. "There shall continue to be in the state government a department of health. The head of the department shall be the commissioner of health of the state of New York."
  3. ^ Public Health Law § 201
  4. ^ New York State Department of Health. "Commissioner biography"

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