TO: THE HONORABLE LOUIS J. LEFKOWITZ
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
ALBANY, NEW YORK
WHEREAS, On January 10, 1975 Charles J. Hynes was appointed by you as Deputy Attorney General to act as Special Prosecutor to inquire into possible criminal violations in the nursing home industry and related matters; and
WHEREAS, On February 4, 1975 you requested, on behalf of Deputy Attorney General Charles J. Hynes, authorization to exercise the powers provided for by Executive Law section 63, subdivision 8, in order that Deputy Attorney General Hynes might fully exercise his responsibilities in connection with the investigation of the nursing home industry;
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to subdivision 8 of sectionof the Executive Law, and in accordance with the statute and law in such case made and provided, I find it to be in the public interest to require that you inquire into matters concerning the public peace, public safety and public justice with respect to possible criminal violations committed in connection with or in any way related to the management, control, operation or funding of any nursing home, care center, health facility of related entity located in the State of New York, or any principal, agent, supplier or other person involved therewith, and I so direct you to do so in person or by your assistant or deputies and to have the powers and duties specified in such subdivision 8 for the purpose of this requirement.
Signed: Hugh L. CareyDated: February 7, 1975
N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 9 § 3.4