New Smoking Restrictions at Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative

Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation into law (Chapter 179 of the Laws of 2013) prohibiting smoking within 15 feet of an entrance or exit to a hospital or nursing home building or grounds. This new law, which takes effect on October 29, 2013, provides an exemption for nursing homes to permit smoking by certain individuals in designated smoking areas that are not within 30 feet of a building.



Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25