July 1, 2020
I am delighted to share a copy of our new Telehealth White Paper, a collaborative project of the NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and CHCANYS, with assistance from many NYS Council and CHCANYS members who made important contributions to our work.
State leaders have been meeting internally to discuss the future of Telehealth in New York State. We have already shared the Policy Recommendations portion of our Paper with state agency leads who attended a recent internal state meeting on this topic. Today we are doing a soft release of the Paper to be followed by an official announcement with a press release and media next Tuesday.
We hope you will find this document useful and representative of many of your high priority concerns. Our intention is to use it as we continue to advocate for a robust (permanent) NYS Telehealth Program where issues of health equity, access and continuity of care are prioritized by state decision makers.
Please let us know what you think?
Again, many thanks to those NYS Council members who contributed their time, data and expertise to this document!