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  1. Division of Environmental Health Protection Michael Cambridge, Director Claudine Jones Rafferty, Field Coordination Liaison May 7, 2013

  2. CEH Updates • Center Director • Interim: Kevin Gleason • Appointment: Nathan Graber, M.D., M.P.H. • Division of Environmental Health Protection • Field Coordination • Capital Area EH • BCEHFP • BWSP • Center Directory • Will be updated late Spring/early Summer

  3. Regulatory Updates • BCEHFP • Food Protection • Tanning • Tattoo & Body Piercing • Children’s Camps • BWSP • Roger Sokol will provide the update

  4. BCEHFP Regulatory Updates • Part 14 Food Protection - • Consolidate all current subparts by adopting Chapters one through seven (technical content) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Model Food Code. • Modernize Part 14 which was last amended in 1997 will provide consistency with national standards. • Promote uniformity within NYS with National standards.

  5. BCEHFP Regulatory Updates • 72-1 Tanning Facilities • Amending to be consistent with recent amendments to Public Health Law Article 35-A –Tanning Facilities concerning minimum age requirements (17 years of age). • Additionally, the proposed amendments will clarify a LHD’s authority to implement all aspects of the program. • When the regulation is signed by the Commissioner, it will be included in the State Register as a consensus regulation and undergo a 45 day comment period. If no substantive comments are received it will be approved and published in the State Register. • Currently 20 local health departments have received PIO delegations.

  6. BCEHFP Regulatory Updates • Proposed Subpart 72-2 Body Art • Body Piercing and Tattooing – Amend to be consistent with Public Health Law Article 4-A – Regulation of Body Piercing and Tattooing. • The regulations will provide definitions and requirements for permit, inspection, and operation of tattooing facilities and the licensing of tattoo artists. • Draft regulations will be sent to you for comment.

  7. BCEHFP Program Updates 2013

  8. On July 30, 2012, Governor Cuomo signed Chapter 270 of the Laws of 2012 amending Public Health Law Article 4-A: Regulation of Body Piercing and Tattooing.Effective October 28, 2012, the amendment prohibits owners, operators or employees of a body piercing studio from body piercing a person under the age of 18 years without written consent of a parent or legal guardian, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner, signed in the presence of the body piercing studio owner or body piercing specialist

  9. Health Risk Awareness Consent Requirements Studio Information Parent / Guardian Consent Details Owner / Artist Signature

  10. BCEHFP Regulatory Updates • Subpart 7-2 Children’s Camps • Justice Center Regulations - addresses the requirements of Chapter Law which established the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center). • Designed to strengthen and standardize the safety of vulnerable people that receive care from New York’s Human Services Agencies and Programs. • Includes children’s camps for children with developmental disabilities as a type of facility within the oversight of the Justice Center . • Required the Department to promulgate regulations approved by the Justice Center pertaining to staff hiring, staff training and incident management.

  11. NYS Justice Center On December 17, 2012, the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) was established through legislation in order to strengthen and standardize the safety net for vulnerable people that receive care from New York’s Human Services Agencies and Programs.

  12. NYS Justice Center The legislation identifies children’s camps for children with developmental disabilities to be within the oversight of the Justice Center. It requires the Department of Health to promulgate regulations approved by the Justice Center pertaining to staffing requirements and incident management.

  13. NYS Justice Center Subpart 7-2 amendments for children’s camps with 20% or more children with DDs New staff screeningrequirements. Camps must verify that staff is not on the Justice Center staff exclusion list (SEL). Camps have been asked to submit a form to the Justice Center to designate and authorize a person to check the Justice Center SEL. Camps are also required to check the OCFS State Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment

  14. NYS Justice Center Subpart 7-2 amendments for camps that have 20% or more children with a DD. New staff training requirements. Staff are now required to obtain mandated reporter training and report abuse, neglect and other significant incidents to the Justice Center vulnerable person’s central registry and to the local health department.

  15. NYS Justice Center Amendments - New Reporting Requirements Psychological abuse Neglect The deliberate and inappropriate use of restraints Use of aversive conditioning (use of a physical stimulus to induce pain to modify the behavior of an individual) Obstruction of reports of reportable incident by mandated reporters

  16. NYS Justice Center Amendments - Incident Management Camps are required to cooperate fully with reportable incident investigations and provide/disclose all necessary information and access to conduct investigations. Unless a waiver has been granted, camps must convene a Facility Incident Review Panel to review the camp's responses to a reportable incident.

  17. NYS Justice Center How many camps will be impacted by the amendments? There are between 40 and 50 camps with 20% or more children with development disabilities. (A list of DD camps provided to regional offices are being verified by LHDs) When will the amendments become effective? The amendments will be effective this camp season.

  18. Field Coordination Updates Claudine Jones Rafferty May 7, 2013

  19. e-Forms Pilot • LHD Business Need • 400-600 LHD staff enter data annually • Field and Office Workflow Issues • LHD Staffing Reductions & Maximizing Efficiencies • DOH Business Need • Scan-able Forms Distribution & Costs • Scan-able Forms Data Verification • Objectives • Deploy Electronic Forms and Devices in the Field • Batch Submission Using Available Wi-Fi Connectivity

  20. e-Forms Pilot • Implementation • DO’s: I-Pad 2 Tablet (Wi-Fi Only) • LHDs: Wi-Fi 3G/4G and Wired Internet Devices • Benefits • Better Quality Inspections • Eliminates Paper and Printing • Error Checks as Data is Collected/Entered • Distribution of Inspection Results to Multiple Recipients • Provides Time Stamping and GPS Locational Information (with connectivity)

  21. e-Forms Pilot • Phase I Pilot Implementation • 9 District Offices • 9 County Health Departments • Areas of Concern • Internet Access and Lack of Connectivity • eHIPS Data Completeness • End User Training • Recent Issues

  22. e-Forms Pilot • 2013 User Goal • 200 Users • For More Information • Refer to Handout for Links to 2 Recorded WebEx Sessions • Contact CEH ITS with Questions (518-402-7474)

  23. e-Forms

  24. e-Forms Inspection Summary Reports

  25. e-Forms Inspection Summary Report

  26. e-Forms Inspection Summary Report

  27. e-Forms Inspection Summary Report

  28. Article 6 Regulatory Updates • Part 40 -2 Amendments • Adopted 12/19/12 • Repealed 40-3 Programs for Radiation Protection • Two New Sections Added to Part 40-2 • Radiation Producing Equipment (Parts 40-2.240 and 40-2.241) • Radioactive Materials Licensing & Inspection [NYC only] • Parts 40-2.250 and 40-2.251 • Technical Clarification • Individual Water & Sewage (Parts 40-2.200 and 40-2.201) “Residents of the municipality shall receive, upon request, technical assistance regarding the installation, maintenance and operation of individual water supplies and individual sewage systems”.

  29. State Aid Reporting Updates • 2013 Environmental Health Reporting • 2013 State Aid Application Call Letter • Environmental Health Schedule • Quarterly Expenditure Report (QER) • 2013 eHIPS State Aid Report • New report to reflect 2013 State Aid reporting requirements • Will be available in next eHIPS re-build later this week • Webfocus Report CEHW-0085 Updates (5/2/13) • Part 40-2 and 40-3 regulatory updates • Operation Codes Ineligible for Reimbursement

  30. eHIPS Time & Activity Clean-up’s • Past LHD Requests • Rockland • Schoharie • Rensselaer • General Clean-up

  31. Training Updates • Basic Environmental Health Program (BEHP) • Targeted for Fall 2013 at SPH in Rensselaer (Albany) • Sanitary Survey (SS) Courses • Targeted for Fall 2013 – locations to be determined based on need • Reconvene the BEHP Advisory Committee • Work with CEHD Training Committee • Discuss BEHP Course Delivery, Training Needs & Emerging Issues • Training Needs Survey • Targeted for Summer 2013 • Engineering Accreditation Program • Kevin Kenyon, Residential Sanitation & Recreational Engineering Program, BWSP

  32. Thank You mjc03@health.state.ny.us cfj02@health.state.ny.us Phone: 518-402-7500