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New York State Department of Health Division of Legal Affairs Employee Misconduct and Program Misconduct Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains progress and final investigation reports, investigation notes, transcripts and depositions, correspondence, and various exhibits and other background material generated by the State Health Department Division of Legal Affairs. Investigations can include Department of Health employees and programs, other State agencies, local government programs, public and private health care facilities, physicians and other health care providers, health programs on State Indian reservations, and private individuals and organizations that come under the Health Commissioner's jurisdiction.
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Quantity:
59 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1977-1987, 1989, 1998
Bulk Dates:
1977-1987
Series Number:
16407

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Administrative History

The Department of Health (DOH) Investigations Unit conducts investigations at the direction of the General Counsel or the Commissioner of Health. The unit has authority to investigate any employee, official, program, or activity under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner. Investigations include DOH employees and programs, other State agencies, local government programs, public and private health care facilities, physicians and other health care providers, health programs on State Indian reservations, and private individuals and organizations that come under the Commissioner's jurisdiction. The Investigations Unit conducts only a small percentage of all DOH investigations. It generally gathers background information for the Commissioner on cases that are controversial, delicate, or unusual. Information gathered during the investigations is used as the basis for direct actions by the Commissioner, including referrals to the courts or other disciplinary procedures; and to formulate changes in policy.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains progress and final investigation reports, investigation notes, transcripts and depositions, correspondence, and various exhibits including photographs, sound recordings, copies of documents, occasional artifacts, publications, and other background material. The investigations cover a wide variety of topics, including regulatory and enforcement affairs, health-related criminal activities, public corruption, incompetence, medical misconduct, employee relations, violations of department procedures, sanitary and health conditions in localities and institutions, health facility construction, and related topics.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy. Access may be permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the State Archives.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Transfer lists are available at the repository except as noted below.

16407-14, 16407-15: Partial folder list is available at the repository.

16407-18: Container list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

16407-10, 16407-13, 16407-15, 16407-17, 16407-18: These accretions include records from transfer list 940006.

16407-14: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 000027 and 940006.

16407-16: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 910042, 91042A, 910043, 940006 and 960059.

16407-19: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 940006, 960059, and 000027.

16407-20: This accretion includes records from transfer list 990097.

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