November 11, 2022
Earlier this week, SAMHSA held a Webinar to alert interested parties of their process for updating CCBHC criteria. The webinar simply outlined the process SAMHSA will be using to complete this task. We sent the announcement of that webinar to all members several weeks ago.
More details: SAMHSA is currently in a “stakeholder engagement” period and written comments from anyone can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 21. In addition, there is an opportunity to submit verbal comments next week (11/17). Use the information below to register to make verbal comments.
Once comments are received, SAMHSA will work to complete a draft of the new criteria, which will be released for a public comment period. Public comments will inform final revisions to the criteria, to be issued on or before March 2023.
There is some more information available on a SAMHSA webpage about the updates: https://www.samhsa.gov/certified-community-behavioral-health-clinics/ccbhc-criteria-update-announcements
The NYS Council will submit written comments by 11/21, and we have registered to submit verbal comments on 11/17. We will discuss this process and the changes that may ultimately be made by SAMSHA to CCBHC criteria during our upcoming NYS Council CCBHC Workgroup call on Monday morning.