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Prior Approval Review
Applications and Review Categories

PAR Project Categories
Review this table for full listing of projects by category.

Comprehensive and EZ PAR applications are submitted through the Mental Health Provider Data Exchange (MHPD) system.

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) Application
Use the PROS application to obtain an initial operating certificate as a PROS Program. The PROS fiscal tool must be included with your submission. Contact your local OMH Field Office for a copy of the tool.

Use the PROS Guidance document for help in completing the PROS Application.

To successfully complete an application you need to have Part 551 of the regulations 14 NYCRR plus the following:

  • Outpatient Projects- Parts 508, 512, 587, 588, or 599
  • Inpatient Projects- Parts 580, 582, or 584
  • Residential Adult Projects- Parts 593, 595
  • Residential Children and Youth Projects- Parts 593, 594
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) Projects- Parts 590, 591
  • Telehealth- Part 596
  • Crisis Residence- Part 589

PAR Application Resources

Sample Letters of Intent:

Sample Letter of Support:

NYC Applicants should send letters of intent to:

If the PAR pertains to adult services, address correspondence to:

Jamie Neckles, MA, MSW
Acting Assistant Commissioner
Bureau of Mental Health
Attn: PAR Review
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, CN #13 (19th floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132

Submit all correspondence relating to Letters of Intent to the NYC Health Department at

Specifics for the NYC Crisis Intervention and Non-Business Hours Assistance Plans.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Inspection and Certification.