Matter of Maggio v DeBuono
2005 NY Slip Op 02561 [4 NY3d 820]
March 31, 2005
Court of Appeals
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Matter of Paul C. Maggio v Barbara A. DeBuono
[*1] In the Matter of Paul C. Maggio, Doing Business as Patchogue Nursing Center, Respondent,
Barbara A. DeBuono, as Commissioner of Health of the State of New York, et al., Appellants.
Decided March 31, 2005
Matter of Maggio v DeBuono, 4 AD3d 362, reversed.
APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL
Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General, New York City (Carol Fischer of counsel), for appellants.
Hamburger, Maxson, Yaffe, Wishod & Knauer, LLP, Melville (David N. Yaffe of counsel), for respondent.
OPINION OF THE COURT
The order of the Appellate Division, insofar as appealed from, should be reversed, with costs, and the petition dismissed in its entirety.
The Department of Health's reclassification of certain "restorative therapy" patients at a residential health care facility who showed no actual improvement as "maintenance [*2]therapy" patients was neither arbitrary nor capricious (see Matter of Elcor Health Servs. v Novello, 100 NY2d 273 ).
Chief Judge Kaye and Judges G.B. Smith, Ciparick, Rosenblatt, Graffeo, Read and R.S. Smith concur in memorandum.
On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.4 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals (22 NYCRR 500.4), order, insofar as appealed from, reversed, etc.