Letter from Andrew C. Fleck, Jr., First Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, to Assemblyman H. Clark Bell, which explains the department's desire to amend section 225 of the Public Health Law in response to problems encountered at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969.
Dr. Fleck defends the department’s supervision of the festival and explains that staff applied the law as currently written. He notes the need to "establish a cooperative relationship between the Department of Health and the Office of Civil Defense… in coordination of the review and approval of such gatherings".
December 5 1969
New York State Archives. New York (State). Dept. of Health. Commissioner's Office. Subject files. 13307-82. Box 41, Folder 17, Page 5.
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