Tue 18 Oct, 2011 12:44 am
If it does, how to read it?
The furnishing of medical assistance in an emergency is a matter of vital concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare. Prehospital emergency medical care, the provision of prompt and effective communication among ambulances and hospitals[,] and safe and effective care and transportation of the sick and injured are essential public health services.
—N.Y. Public Health L. § 3000.
It's a symbol. As far as I know it doesn't have a pronunciation as such. My dictionary says it means "section or numbered clause". Seems to me I remember encountering it in situations like referring to a particular section of a state law.
Yep, it means section, and 2 of them together, of course, means sections.
If it was being read aloud, the speaker would say:
"New York Public Health Law, section three thousand."
I'm assuming the  is a reference number.
(9) may refer to the paragraph.