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Office of Mental Health

Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents provide general information or guidance to assist regulated parties in complying with any statute, rule, or other legal requirement. The term does not include documents that concern only the internal management of the agency, such as a policy that applies only to an OMH operated facility or program.

Guidance on COVID-19

Impact of the end of the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) on the OMH System - (March 13, 2023)
The Federal Government announced that the PHE expired on May 11, 2023. Providers should have completed outstanding documentation ensuring services rendered on and after the end date of the PHE meet all regulatory requirements.

Commissioner’s Regulatory Waivers


OMH Program Guidance

Infection Control Guidance

OMH State-Operated Facility Guidance

Non COVID-19 Guidance

General Guidance

Adult Services

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

Behavioral Health Managed Care

Children and Family Services

Part 599 Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Services (MHOTRS) Program

Community Budget and Fiscal Management

Inspection and Certification


Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus)

Telehealth Services