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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 - Amendments to Part 628 of Title 18

This rule removes an existing regulary barrier to allow maintenance reimbursement for residential CSE programs when a student has been absent from the program for more than 15 days.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rulemaking - Amendments of Sections 413 & 415 of Title 18

Defines “non-school hours” and “those periods of the year in which school is not in session” to include virtual and/or remote learning as in school hours.


Notice of Emergency Adoption - Amendment of Part 415 of Title 18 of the NYCRR

Requires districts to authorize up to eight hours of child care assistance, as needed, to allow parents or caretakers who work non-traditional hours to sleep.


Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making - Amendment to Parts 414, 415, 416, 417, and Sub-parts 418-1 and 418-2 of Title 18


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.