January 20, 2023
As a follow-up to the communication that was sent on January 19th, 2023 informing the field of the continuation of the Federal Public Health Emergency and the regulatory flexibilities, please see the following guidance documents:
Earlier today while we were seeking clarity from OASAS I checked in with OMH to ascertain whether the Commissioner’s Emergency Regulatory Waiver is going to be extended (the current waiver is set to expire Feb.1)
As of today (and of course this could change), the plan at OMH is to extend the Commissioner’s Emergency Regulatory Waiver on Feb 1. I did not receive information re: how long that extension will be in place once issued.