Office of Children and Family Services

Legislation and Regulations

Final Adopted Regulations

A final adopted regulation is a regulation that has been previously proposed and published, for which the public was afforded an opportunity for comment, and which OCFS now has adopted on a permanent basis. Unless the regulation has also previously been adopted as an emergency regulation, a regulation is not effective and not enforceable until it is filed with the Secretary of State with a proper certification, and a Notice of Adoption is published in the State Register. A final, adopted regulation will be posted on the OCFS website for a maximum of 90 days from adoption for the convenience of the public. The posting will include the assessment of public comment. After 90 days, it will be deleted from the website. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the regulation remains valid and enforceable and can be accessed in the New York Code, Rules and Regulations.


Amendment of Section 415.9 of Title 18 NYCRR - Child Care Market Rates

These regulations are necessary to establish payment rates for federally-funded child care subsidies to allow equal access to child care for eligible children.

Notice of Adoption – Repeal of Sub-parts 165-1 and 165-2 of Title 9 NYCRR and addition of Sub-part 165-1 of 9 NYCRR - Youth Development Program Regulations

The adopted regulations are necessary to implement changes in the Executive Law regarding youth development program funding and implementation.

Caseworker Contact - Amendment of sections 428.3, 430.11, 430.12 and 441.21 of Title 18 NYCRR

These regulations are necessary to implement federal standards which require monthly face-to-face, in-person caseworker contact with foster children.

Successor Guardian Regulations - 18 NYCRR Part 436

These regulations are necessary to enact standards for the appointment and approval of a successor guardian upon the death or incapacity of a relative guardian.

Protection of Vulnerable Persons

These regulations are necessary to create a durable set of consistent safeguards for vulnerable persons to protect them against abuse, neglect and other conduct.

Limited Secure Regulations

These regulations are necessary for the operation of residential facilities providing limited secure care within a social services district.

Business Enterprise Program Regulations

These regulations are necessary to allow the Business Enterprise Program to expand opportunities for the employment of blind and visually impaired individuals.

Restraint Regulations

These regulations are necessary to eliminate the use of restraint solely to prevent property damage in residential facilities for children.

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Regulations

These regulations are necessary to implement the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) and will become effective on September 1, 2015.


Destitute Child Regulations

The regulations are necessary to implement legislation for destitute children to enter foster care.


Criminal History Review - Amendment of Section 413.4(e) of Title 18 NYCRR

The regulation amends 18 NYCRR section 413.4(e) to correctly reflect a legal citation to subdivision (3) of 390-b of the Social Services Law.


Exclusion of Income - Amendment of Section 404.5(b)(6)(xiii) of Title 18 NYCRR

The regulation amends 18 NYCRR Section 404.5(b)(6)(xiii) to properly reflect section 410-w(7) which requires the exclusion of income of a dependent child under the age of 18 for the purpose of determining financial eligibility for child care assistance.


Daycare and School Age Child Care Regulations Amendment of Part 413 and Repeal and Reenactment of Part 414 and Sub-parts 418-1 and 418-2

These regulations amend the child day care regulations, enforcement and hearings Part, the school age child care Part, and the day care center and small day care center Sub-parts. These changes are necessary to update the regulations to reflect current operations and state of school age child care and child care center programs in the State of New York.


Child Protective Services and Family Assessment Response– Amendment of Parts 404, 428 and 432 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York

These regulations implement family assessment response and statutory requirements for child protective services (CPS) training and qualifications, and they also update the CPS regulations.


Child Care Market Rates – Amendment of Part 415 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York. 

These regulations enact revised child care market rates in the State of New York.


Amendment and additions to Parts 180 and 182-1 of Title 9 of the NYCRR, and Parts 421, 423 and 441 of Title 18 of the NYCRR

Description

The adopted regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to recipients of essential social services.


Adopted Rule - Repeal and re-enactment of Parts 413, 416 and 417 of Title 18 of the NYCRR.

Description

The regulations revise and update OCFS’ family and group family day care regulations. These regulations will be effective on May 1, 2014.