Telehealth plays a valuable role when on-site services are delayed or not available. Telehealth can:
"Telehealth" is defined as the use of telehealth technologies by telehealth practitioners to provide mental health services at a distance.
2015: OMH introduces 14 NYCRR Part 596, establishing a formal set of standards for using "telepsychiatry"
2016: OMH expands regulation to allow the use of telepsychiatry beyond licensed MHL Article 31 mental health clinic settings.
2019: OMH amends regulation:
2022: OMH further expands the regulation:
OMH offers direction to licensed or designated providers who wish to offer telehealth to their clients. The guidelines describe the implications for:
OMH is in the process of updating Telehealth Guidance.
OMH COVID-19 Consolidated Telemental Health Guidance
Post-COVID Implementation of Telemental Health for Inpatient Psychiatry and CPEP
Telemental Health Guidance for Local Providers
Telemental Health Attestation-Appendix 1
Part 596 Telehealth Regulations
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