Westchester County
New York

Local Law
12016
Signed by Committee
Jul 22, 2019 1:01 PM

Amendments to the Communicable Disease Control Law

Information

Department:Board of LegislatorsSponsors:D8 Legislator (Vice Chair) Alfreda Williams
Category:Proposed Local Law

Body

A LOCAL LAW amending Chapter 261 of the Laws of Westchester County by adding a new section relating to communicable disease control.

Meeting History

Jul 15, 2019 7:00 PM Video Board of Legislators Regular Meeting

On motion of Ms. Parker the above item was received, filed and referred to the Committees on Environment, Health & Energy and Legislation.

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Jul 22, 2019 1:00 PM Video Legislation Committee Meeting

Assistant County Attorney Justin Adin, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and Assistant Commissioner Peter DeLucia, and Board of Health President Dr. Robert Baker discusses this item. Mr. Adin explained that this law will give the County Board of Health and Department of Health the authority to regulate vaccines when necessary. Dr. Amler explained that it will allow the County to be preemptive and proactive when it comes to vaccine-preventable illnesses, instead of waiting for an outbreak to take action.

With a motion by Legislator Williams, seconded by Legislator Burrows, the item was approved for all purposes by a vote of 5 - 0.

RESULT:SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
Jul 22, 2019 1:01 PM  Environment, Health & Energy Committee Meeting

Assistant County Attorney Justin Adin, Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and Assistant Commissioner Peter DeLucia, and Board of Health President Dr. Robert Baker discusses this item. Mr. Adin explained that this law will give the County Board of Health and Department of Health the authority to regulate vaccines when necessary. Dr. Amler explained that it will allow the County to be preemptive and proactive when it comes to vaccine-preventable illnesses, instead of waiting for an outbreak to take action.

With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Covill the item was approved with a vote of 5-0.

RESULT:SIGNED BY COMMITTEE