12/1/21 NY State Register: OMH Telehealth Emergency Reg

December 2, 2021

See attached document, page 23.

As expected, the 12/1/21 edition of the NYS Register includes an Emergency Rule pertaining to the OMH Telehealth Program.  The Rule is being adopted on an emergency basis, effective 11/15/21, to avoid disruptions in care (and to pave the way for the continued expansion of telehealth services in certain OMH Programs). There is a 60 day Public Comment period, effective 12/1.

Please Note: The Emergency Rule will expire on 2/12/2022 after which time we expect adoption of a permanent regulation.  It is safe to assume there will be supporters and opponents of the Rule.

The NYS Council will prepare draft comments based on member feedback and consultation with outside experts.  Stand by for more.