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COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A. The Commissioner of Health shall be a physician who is currently registered to practice medicine in New York State and possesses two years of experience in administrative practice that demonstrates that the candidate possesses the knowledge and skills to administer public health programs including workforce and budget management, effective communications, effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals, and compliance with legal requirements and:
1. Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, or
2. A Masterís Degree in Public Health from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university that demonstrates the core competencies of a masters in public health (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavior Sciences) or a masters degree in a related field from a regionally accredited New York State-registered college or university.
B. The appointment to the position of Commissioner of Health must be approved by the State
Commissioner of Health.