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Office of Mental Health

2015 Latest News


Now Available: Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services Rest of State Provider Designation List

December 30, 2015

The list of agencies designated to provide Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS) outside of New York City (rest of state) is now available. The linked page contains a list with the names of providers designated to provide BH HCBS, along with which service(s) they have been designated to provide. Each provider listed has gone through the BH HCBS application process for designation established by New York State. All applicants should expect to receive a letter regarding their designation status by January 15, 2016.


Governor Cuomo Proclaims May 5th-12th as Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in New York State *

In New York State, more than 300,000 children live with a serious mental health condition. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week was created to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Please see the attached brochure for more details.

May 5, 2015


Integrated Services

April 20, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, New York State authorizes the licensure category “Integrated Outpatient Services” for OMH-licensed providers (14 NYCRR Part 598), OASAS-licensed providers (14 NYCRR Part 825), and DOH-licensed providers (10 NYCRR Part 404). The new regulations further the integration of physical and behavioral health services in clinic settings under a single license.