Office of Children and Family Services

Legislation and Regulations

Emergency Regulations

An emergency regulation is a regulation that has been adopted on an expedited, temporary basis because the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has determined that it is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety or general welfare, and that it would be contrary to the public interest to delay the adoption to comply with the ordinary process for adopting regulatory proposals. An emergency regulation is effective immediately when it is filed with the Department of State. An initial emergency filing expires in 90 days. Emergency regulations may be re-adopted. A re-adoption is effective for 60 days from date of filing.

Child Care Market Rate Emergency Regulations - Amendment of Section 415.9 of Title 18 NYCRR

These regulations are necessary to amend the child care market rates.


Domestic Violence - Emergency Regulations - Amendment of Sections 408.4, 408.5, 452.9 and 452.10 of Title 18 NYCRR

These emergency regulations are necessary to eliminate requirement that victims of domestic violence apply for public assistance to pay for cost of shelter and services.


Raise the Age - Absent Without Consent, Conditional Release and Search Emergency Regulations - Amendment of Sections 431.1, 431.19, 431.20, 431.21, 441.2, 441.18 and 441.23 of Title 18 NYCRR

These emergency regulations are necessary to implement changes to the law as a result of the Raise the Age legislation and to put into place procedures for children absent without consent from foster care, conditional releases and searches.