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DHS-PB-2017-03: Code Blue Procedure

This Code Blue procedure describes and directs Agency operations required for the protection of individuals living on the street and for the prevention of injury and death resulting from cold  exposure by providing instructions concerning: (1) services provided by Street Homeless  Solutions (Outreach, Safe Havens, and Drop-in Centers) and DHS Shelter Operations; and (2) the  provision of shelter to individuals "reasonably believed to be homeless and unwilling or unable  to find the shelter necessary for safety and health in inclement winter weather" in accordance  with New York State Regulation 18 NYCRR § 304.1 ("Emergency Measures for the Homeless  during Inclement Winter Weather").



Created: 5/17/2018
Updated: 6/20/2018