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Office of Mental Health

The Automated Mental Health Background Check (MHBC)

The automated Mental Health Background Check allows your organization to automatically search public mental health systems.

This system performs mental health background checks for individuals requesting:

The MHBC provides results within 24 hours of the request. Access to this system is limited to members of local law enforcement with responsibility for pistol permits, long rifles, explosives and certain types of employment.

Log onto the MHBC System Leaving OMH site

MHBC User Guide

Authorization for Release of Information (FOR MENTAL HEALTH BACKGROUND CHECK USE ONLY)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Information Security Training are required for any staff authorized to use the system.

Training is provided through the New York Statewide Learning Management System

Please contact MHBC Central Files to complete the necessary Attestations for these trainings:

Central Files
44 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12229
Fax: 518-474-6275
Phone: 518-474-6278