Notice of Adoption of a Resolution to Repeal and Reenact Article 81.50 (Calorie Posting)
This amendment to Article 81.50 of the Health Coderequires that information on calorie content values of menu items be clearly visible to patrons of restaurants at the time of ordering for menu items that are served in portions, the size and content of which are standardized, at food service establishments in the City of New York which are one of a group of fifteen or more food service establishments doing business nationally under the same name, and offering for sale substantially the same menu items.
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Notice of Adoption to Amend Article 11 of the New York City Health Code
Section 11.03 of the Health Code is being amended to require electronic laboratory reporting to the Department of positive rotavirus, norovirus, RSV, VZV and MRSA test results; separate reporting by healthcare providers will not be required for these diseases. Section 11.03 of the Health Code is also being amended to remove scarlet fever as a reportable disease/condition. In addition, Section 11.03 of the Health Code is being amended to create a new subdivision (d) to require electronic laboratory reporting of antibiotic susceptibility profiles for reportable bacterial infections. Finally, Section 11.03 of the Health Code is being amended to create a new subdivision (e) to describe the manner of laboratory reporting for any of the reportable diseases/conditions listed in §11.03(a).
Notice of Intention to Repeal and Reenact Article 1 of the New York City Health Code
As part of a comprehensive review of the Health Code to assess its efficacy in protecting the public health, the DOHMH proposes that the Board of Health update various provisions of the Health Code to assure that it provide the adequate legal tools for the Board and the DOHMH to effectively address the City's current and future public health needs. The Department proposes, as part of this broad revision of the Health Code, to repeal and reenact Article 1 so as to, in large part, update definitional terms used throughout the Code and to eliminate outdated terms.
Notice of Intention to Repeal and Reenact Article 9 of the New York City Health Code
The DOHMH proposes to update certain sections of Article 9 of the Health Code pursuant to a comprehensive review of the Health Code. As a result of this assessment of the Health Code, the DOHMH proposes that the Board amend the Sections 9.01, 9.03, 9.05 and 9.07 to eliminate unnecessary terms and language. Importantly, the proposal would allow the public to submit petitions electronically by facsimile or electronic mail.