Although the New York State Department of Health makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information on this website, it does not guarantee that the information is complete, accurate, or current. The Department assumes no responsibility for the use or application of any posted material. This website is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and convenient access to data resources. The Department assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, or other discrepancies between any electronic and printed versions.

The Department cannot provide individual medical or legal advice or counseling. If you are seeking specific advice, you should contact a licensed practitioner or professional, a social services agency representative, or an organization in your local community.

This website provides links to websites maintained by other entities. Reasonable precautions are taken to link only to websites that are appropriate, accurate, and maintained by reputable organizations. The information contained on those websites is not under the Department's control. The Department is not responsible for the information or opinions expressed on those websites.