Health Laws & Regulations

Public Access Defibrillation/AED Program Guidance: Information about the law enacted in Albany County that requires certain facilities to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site and certified personnel present during business hours.

Trans Fat Regulation: In keeping with the mission to protect and promote the health of the citizens of Albany County, the use of artificial trans fats in local restaurants and other food service establishments in Albany County was eliminated in 2009.

Children's Beverage Container Law (BPA-Free Law): Albany County has passed a law which prohibits the sale of children's beverage containers that contain BPA within the County of Albany. Read common questions and answers about the law, and find online resources.

Food Service Waste Reduction Act: Albany County has passed a law which requires all food service establishments operating in Albany County that are part of a group of fifteen (15) or more food service establishment locations nationally to refrain from selling prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam and use a suitable alternative product. Information on the local law and applicable rules and regulations are enclosed for your convenience.

New York State Environmental Health Regulations external website: The New York State Department of Health website maintains a list of the NYS codes and regulations governing environmental health programs.