Updated & Revised: OMH Commissioner’s Emergency Waiver

February 2, 2023

The Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health (OMH) has extended the previously issued Commissioner’s Waiver, effective February 1, 2023, for an additional 120 days through June 1, 2023.

The Commissioner’s waiver can be viewed here: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/commissioner-waiver-feb-2023.pdf

Please note, OMH has adopted the new Part 596 Telehealth Regulations. These regulations adopt many of the flexibilities put in place under the New York State Executive Order and OMH Commissioner’s Waiver.  The full text of the regulation can be found here: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/policy_and_regulations/.

All licensed and designated providers are now eligible to apply and should do so as soon as possible.

Guidance regarding how to apply can be found here: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/omh-guidance-to-permanently-add-telemental-health-optional.pdf.