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Office of Mental Health


Notice and Disclaimer

While the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the regulations posted on this web site are complete, accurate or up-to-date. This posting is not intended to replace official publication of regulations in the New York State Register, published by the New York State Department of State. The New York State Office of Mental Health assumes no responsibility for the use or application of any regulations posted here. This web site is intended solely for the purpose of electronically providing the public with convenient access to data resources. OMH assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed versions of documents. OMH cannot provide individual legal advice or counseling. If you are seeking specific legal advice in relation to these regulations, you should contact a licensed attorney in your local community.

The New York State Department of State provides free access to all New York State regulations online Leaving OMH site. OMH's regulations are included in Title 14 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). For more information, please contact OMH's Bureau of Policy, Regulation and Legislation at (518) 474-1331.

Part 501 of Title 14 NYCRR grants the Commissioner the ability to waive regulatory requirements for purposes of testing innovative programs that may increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations or providing additional flexibility to better meet local service needs while maintaining program quality and integrity.

Waiver Instructions | Waiver Request Form | Waiver Decisions

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The regulations in this section have been proposed through publication of a notice in the State Register. They are currently undergoing the public review process. After OMH has received and considered public comment on the proposed rules, a Notice of Adoption must be filed with the Department of State before they are effective.


This section includes amendments that have been adopted as Emergency Regulations. Emergency rules are effective on the date they are filed, based on a finding by OMH that immediate adoption of the rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety or general welfare and that compliance with the requirements of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking process would be contrary to the public interest.


The regulations in this section have undergone the public review process and have been adopted as permanent rules. Adopted regulations will be available on this site for one year from the date they were adopted as permanent rules. Once removed from this list, an unofficial version of all permanent OMH regulations can be accessed through the Department of State website Leaving OMH site.