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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.

Current Postings

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making - Amendment to Parts 421, 442, 443, and 448 of Title 18

The purpose of this rule is to modernize the requirements for medical reviews so that required standards not act as a barrier for child placement.


Notice of Emergency Adoption - Amendment of Parts 413, 414, 416, and 417 and Subparts 418-1 and 418-2 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.

Emergency Rulemaking for Licensed and Registered Child Care Programs.


Notice of Emergency Adoption - Amendment of Subpart 358-3 and Parts 403, 404, 405, 406 and 415 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York

Emergency Regulations for Legally Exempt Child Care Providers.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making - Amendment of 443.1 and 443.7 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York

The regulations are necessary to comply with legislative changes to the Family Court Act section 1028-a by Ch. 434 of L. 2019.