2006 New York Code - Smoking Prohibited In Hospitals, Sanatoria, Nursing Homes, Convalescent Homes, Homes For The Aged Or For Chronic Patients Or Portions Of Buildings Bei

    §  27-4276  Smoking prohibited in hospitals, sanatoria, nursing homes,
  convalescent homes, homes for  the  aged  or  for  chronic  patients  or
  portions of buildings being used for such purposes. It shall be unlawful
  for  any  person  to  smoke or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or
  match or use any spark, flame or fire-producing  device  which  has  not
  been authorized for use by the commissioner in any hospital, sanitorium,
  nursing  home,  convalescent  home,  home  for  the  aged or for chronic
  patients, or any portion of a building  being  used  for  such  purpose.
  Designated   smoking  rooms  as  permitted  by  section  17-503  of  the
  administrative  code  shall  be  exempted  from  this  prohibition.  The
  designation  of  any such rooms or other areas for smoking shall be made
  only with the  approval  of  the  commissioner.  Any  person  who  shall
  violate,  or  refuse,  or  neglect  to comply with any provision of this
  section shall be  guilty  of  an  offense  and  shall,  upon  conviction
  thereof,  be  punished  by  a fine of not more than fifty dollars, or by
  imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both;  and  any  such  person
  shall, also, for each offense, be subject to the payment of a penalty in
  the  sum of two hundred fifty dollars, to be recovered in a civil action
  brought in the name of the commissioner.

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