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.


Vaccination Requirements for Child Day Care Programs - Amendment to 415.4, 416.11, 417.1, 418-1.11 and 418-2.11 of 18 NYCRR

These regulations are necessary to implement the statutory amendments to the Public Health Law regarding vaccination requirements.


Amendment of section 408.4, 408.5, 452.9 and 452.10 of Title 18 NYCRR - To Eliminate Requirement that Victims of Domestic Violence Apply for Public Assistance to Pay for Cost of Shelter

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


Amendment of sections 431.8, 431.19, 431.20, 431.21, 441.2, 441.18 and 441.23 - Procedures for Addressing Children Absent Without Consent from Foster Care, Conditional Releases and Searches

These regulations are necessary to put in place procedures for addressing children absent without consent from foster care, conditional releases and searches.