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Mental Health Update

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October 4, 2022
Mental Health Update

10/04/2022 – Updated and revised Commissioner’s Waiver- October 2022

Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 2:14 PM
Subject: Updated and revised Commissioner’s Waiver- October 2022The Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health (OMH) has extended the previously issued Commissioner’s Waiver, effective October 4, 2022, for an additional 120 days through February 1, 2023


The Commissioner’s waiver can be viewed here:

Please note, OMH has adopted the new Part 596 Telehealth Regulations. These regulations adopt many of the flexibilities put in place under the New York State Executive Order and OMH Commissioner’s Waiver. The full text of the regulation can be found here:

All licensed and designated providers are now eligible to apply and should do so as soon as possible.

Guidance regarding how to apply can be found here:

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Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12229

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