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
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 Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., who was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and confirmed by the State Senate on May 5, 2015.[4] Its regulations are compiled in title 10 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.

List of commissioners[edit]

Name Dates in Office Governors Served Comments
Daniel Lewis March 6, 1901[5] – early 1905 Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. previously was President of the State Board of Health, which became the Department of Health, and served out his term
Eugene H. Porter May 1905[6] – early 1914 Frank W. Higgins, Charles Evans Hughes,
Horace White, John Alden Dix,
William Sulzer, Martin H. Glynn
served out his term
Hermann M. Biggs January 19, 1914[7] – June 28, 1923[8] Martin H. Glynn, Charles S. Whitman,
Alfred E. Smith
died while serving
Matthias Nicoll, Jr. July 13, 1914[9] – January 11, 1930[10] Alfred E. Smith, Nathan L. Miller,
Alfred E. Smith, Franklin D. Roosevelt
resigned to become Commissioner of the Westchester County (New York) Department of Health
Thomas J. Parran, Jr. March 5, 1930[11] – May 6, 1936[12] Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Lehman resigned to become Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service
Edward S. Godfrey April 21, 1936[13] – May 1, 1947[14] Herbert Lehman, Charles Poletti, Thomas E. Dewey retired
Herman E. Hilleboe July 1, 1947[15] – January 7, 1963[16] Thomas E. Dewey, W. Averell Harriman,
Nelson A. Rockefeller
became head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Columbia University School of Public Health[17]
Hollis S. Ingraham January 7, 1963?[16] – January 2, 1975[18][19] Nelson A. Rockefeller served out his term
Robert P. Whelan January 2, 1975[18] – April 29, 1975[20] (acting)
April 29, 1975[20] – December 31,1978[21]
Hugh Carey resigned to become vice chairman of the New York State Health Planning Commission
David Axelrod January 1, 1979[22] – May 12, 1991[23] Hugh Carey, Mario M. Cuomo resigned after a severe stroke[24]
Lorna McBarnette February 25, 1991 – June 9, 1992 Mario M. Cuomo acting[25]
Mark R. Chassin June 9, 1992[26] – December 31, 1995 Mario M. Cuomo served out his term
Barbara Ann DeBuono early February 1995[27] – November 1, 1998[28] George E. Pataki resigned to become an executive in the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System
Dennis P. Whalen November 1, 1998 – June 1999 George E. Pataki acting[29]
Antonia C. Novello June 1999[30] – December 31, 2006 George E. Pataki served out her term
Richard F. Daines February 2007[31] – December 31, 2010[32] Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson served out his term
Nirav R. Shah January 24, 2011[33] – May 4, 2014 Andrew Cuomo resigned to become chief operating officer at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California[34]
Howard A. Zucker May 4, 2014 – May 5, 2015 (acting)
May 5, 2015[35] – current
Andrew Cuomo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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"
  5. ^ "Nominations Confirmed". New York Times. March 7, 1901. p. 6. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "McMackin Out, Sherman In Child — Labor Committee Wins Fight — Homeopath for Health Board". New York Times. May 4, 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Biggs Health Chief — Nominated for State Commissioner and Quickly Confirmed". New York Times. January 20, 1914. p. 6. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Hermann Biggs Dies of Pneumonia — State Commissioner of Health Stricken at His Camp in Adirondacks — Long Eminent In City — He Introduced Diphtheria Antitoxin in This Country and Was an Authority on Tuberculosis". New York Times. June 29, 1923. p. 17. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Nicoll Health Chief — Governor Smith Appoints Former Associate of Dr. Biggs". New York Times. July 13, 1923. p. 14. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dr. Nicoll Resigns State Health Post — Physician, Just Reappointed, Will Take the Place of Commissioner in Westchester — Will Form a County Unit — Free Hand Has Been Granted to Him to Organize Service — Praised by Governor Roosevelt". New York Times. January 12, 1930. p. 27. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Condemns Delaying State Building Bill — Governor Takes Republicans to Task for Holding Up Appropriation Two Months — Eleven Bills Approved — They Include an Addition to Workmen's Compensation Law — Two Measures Are Vetoed". New York Times. March 6, 1930. p. 5. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Dr. Parran is Sworn In — He Becomes Surgeon General as Morgenthau Praises Record". New York Times. May 7, 1936. p. 18. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Jury-Change Bill Killed at Albany — Proposal for Five-sixths Verdicts in Civil Suits Beaten in Senate After Attack — Injury Measures Lost — Byrn Proposals All Defeated — Godfrey Confirmed as State Health Commissioner". New York Times. April 22, 1936. p. 4. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Dr. Godfrey Quits State Health Post — Retiring Commissioner Hails Freedom Given Him by Both Dewey and Lehman". New York Times. May 2, 1947. p. 26. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Dr. Hilleboe Begins State Health Task — E.J. Donovan, D.H. Grant Enter Parole Board — MacCormack Assumes Standards Duties". New York Times. July 2, 1947. p. 24. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Page 4 of a Summary of the News During Period of the New York Newspaper Strike". New York Times. April 1, 1963. p. 32. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  17. ^ "Miscellany — Herman E. Hilleboe, M.D.". Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal. 12 (6): 786. 1966. doi:10.1080/00039896.1966.10664482. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Carey Tours Two Agencies and Vows To Improve Health‐Care Monitoring". New York Times. January 3, 1975. p. 28. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "Hollis Ingraham, 86, Health Official". New York Times. June 2, 1994. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Snag Develops in Albany On U.D.C. Fiscal Trouble - New Officials". New York Times. April 30, 1975. p. 41. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Whalen Resigns As Health Chief". New York Times. December 2, 1978. p. 27. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  22. ^ McNeil, Jr., Donald G. (December 27, 1978). "3 Chemical Sites Near Love Canal Possible Hazard". New York Times. p. B1. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  23. ^ Sack, Kevin (April 18, 1991). "Axelrod Retires From Health Post". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  24. ^ Sack, Kevin (February 27, 1991). "Health Commissioner Is in Intensive Care". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  25. ^ "New York Health Care: Less Money, More Ills, No Chiefs". New York Times. June 1, 1991. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  26. ^ "Health Chief Is Confirmed After Long Delay". New York Times. June 10, 1992. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  27. ^ Fritsch, Jane (March 8, 1995). "State Regulators Review New York City's Public Hospitals". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  28. ^ Fisher, Ian (July 29, 1998). "Health Commissioner Is Leaving". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  29. ^ Hernandez, Raymond (May 27, 1999). "U.S. Lets New York Shift Most Poor to Managed Care". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  30. ^ Levy, Clifford J. (June 19, 1999). "Albany Notes; A Longer Lobbying Law, But Not a Tougher One — Winning Over The Skeptics". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  31. ^ Finn, Robin (February 2, 2007). "New Man in the Hot Seat of State Health Commissioner". New York Times. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  32. ^ Hartocollis, Anemona (March 2, 2011). "Richard F. Daines, 60, Ex-State Health Chief". New York Times. p. A23. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  33. ^ "Governor Cuomo Announces Health Commissioner Unanimously Confirmed by New York State Senate". www.governor.ny.gov. Office of the Governor of New York. January 24, 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  34. ^ "Press Release — Nirav Shah, MD, Joins Kaiser Permanente — Former New York State Health Commissioner to Lead Southern California Clinical Operations". share.kaiserpermanente.org. Kaiser Permanente. May 5, 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  35. ^ "New York State Senate Standing Committee on Health - Preliminary Legislative Highlights 2015 Legislative Session" (PDF). www.nysenate.gov. New York State Senate. July 2015. p. 6. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 

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