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.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Revised Rulemaking - Immunization Requirements- Amendment of Sections 416.11, 417.11, 418-1.11, 418-2.11

The revised regulations are necessary to comply with Section 2164 of the Public Health Law regarding immunization requirements.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking – Legally Exempt Daycare Regulations – Sub-part 358-3 and Parts 403, 404, 405, 406 and 415 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations

These regulations are necessary to implement statutory requirements to include enhanced background checks, annual inspections, annual training and safety.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking – Licensed and Registered Daycare Regulations – Amendment of Sub-parts 418-1 and 418-2 and Parts 413, 414, 416 and 417 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations

These regulations are necessary to implement federal statutory requirements to include enhanced background checks, annual inspections, annual training and safety.


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.