DOH: DAL Outdoor Smoking

Karen Morris and Stephen B. Hanse Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

 

The DOH just released their DAL related to Outdoor Smoking. This gives very little new information for facilities. However, in this morning’s DOH/Provider meeting (see DOH/Provider meeting Summary included in this mailing), the DOH noted that employees can smoke in their personal vehicles parked on the facility property if the facility chooses to allow, because this new law does not pertain to individuals’ personal vehicles. In addition, electronic cigarettes do not meet the definition of a cigarette and therefore this law does not apply to that equipment. DOH also noted that they will invite the DOH Center for Environmental Health staff to one of our next monthly meetings to further discuss the smoking issues.

NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15
  Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25