Mental Health Update

October 5, 2020

MH Update – 10/5/20 – Executive Order 202.67- Extension of Provisions related to Telehealth and Background Checks


On October 4, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.67, which extends telehealth regulatory flexibility for OMH-licensed, funded, and designated programs, as detailed in Executive Order 202.1, until November 3, 2020.

Executive Order 202.67 also extends modifications to the background check process for OMH authorized programs, as detailed in Executive Order 202.13, until November 3, 2020.

For more information regarding OMH telehealth guidance during the COVID-19 emergency period, please visit: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-consolidated-telemental-health-guidance.pdf

For more information regarding OMH background check guidance during the COVID-19 emergency period, please visit: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-interim-background-check.pdf

OMH COVID-19 Resources: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html

OMH COVID-19 Provider Guidance: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/

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