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

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]

Commissioner Term start Term end
Nirav R. Shah January 24, 2011 May 4, 2014
Howard A. Zucker May 5, 2015  

See also[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"

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