Occ. Code 5290450




New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




Assistant Directors Correctional Health Services plan, develop, implement, and monitor health services delivery mechanisms within the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Incumbents supervise the activities of the Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators and serve as liaisons between multiple interagency Divisions to maintain an effective planning for the delivery of health care services to the inmate population.


These positions are only classified at DOCCS.




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES: plans, develops, implements, and monitors the Department’s health services delivery mechanisms through the supervision of the Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators.




Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators (RHSA) develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region.




Supervises and monitors the activities of the Correctional RHSAs to which they are assigned.














Directs resource assessment and development of new programs.





Obtains approval for new programs and directs their implementation.






Develops, in conjunction with DOCCS’ clinical directors, an audit process.







Directs implementation of the audit program.







Maintains liaison with community-based hospitals with which DOCCS has contracts for inpatient care.




Promotion:  one year of permanent competitive service as a Correctional Regional Health Services Administrator, Supervisor Correctional Health Services Utilization Management, Supervisor Communicable and Infectious Disease Control, or Contract Management Specialist 2.


Open Competitive:  Master’s degree in public health administration, hospital administration, public health, health care management, health care administration, health sciences administration, or a field closely related to hospital administration or management; and four years of progressively responsible management/administrative experience, of which one or more years must have been either as a project leader, regional administrator, or assistant director of a multi-unit health care organization, with at least 40 units, which provides services to confined or committed individuals, or in a major health care organization providing specialty health care support/training to multiple health care sites on a regional or Statewide basis.


Rev: 7/18


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.