This document was prepared by a workgroup convened by GNYHA in coordination with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene through a grant of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not intended as legal advice or as a definitive treatment of these issues. This chart was completed in the summer of 2009, and there may be subsequent evolutions in the law.

Over the course of this project, contributors identified general areas of law as well as specific statutes and regulations that would require relaxation or modification in case of a pandemic, including several referenced in this chart. GNYHA and its members are compiling specific recommendations in these areas and providing them to the New York State Department of Health to assist in its legal pandemic planning.