Office of Children and Family Services

Legislation and Regulations

Regulations Filed for Public Comment

A proposed regulation filed for public comment is a new proposed regulation, or an amendment or repeal of an existing regulation, which OCFS is considering adopting on a permanent basis. A proposed regulation is filed with the Secretary of State and published in the State Register to notify and afford the public an opportunity to comment. The comment period generally is 60 days from the date of publication in the State Register after which time OCFS must assess any comments received. If OCFS decides not to make any substantial changes to a proposed regulation based upon the assessment of public comment, then the regulation may be permanently adopted by OCFS. However, if OCFS decides to make substantial changes to a proposed regulation, then OCFS must file a Notice of Revised Rulemaking for publication in the State Register. The comment period for a revised rulemaking is 45 days from the date of publication in the State Register. OCFS must assess any comments received during this public comment period before permanently adopting the regulation.

Notice of Proposed Rule Making – Amendment of Section 168.7 of Title 9 NYCRR - Youth Records

These regulations are necessary to modify the scope of permissible disclosure of youth records.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Revised Rulemaking – 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.


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 federal 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.


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


Submit comments to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 133 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Fax: (518) 486-6378
E-mail: regcomments@ocfs.ny.gov