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COVID-19 Guidance

Regulations and Guidance

5/21 Establishment of Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) – Proposed Regulation

5/21/21 
OMH Multi Agency Vaccine Data Collection System Guidance

5/20/21 
COVID-19 Infection Control Manual for Public MH System Programs (Revised)

4/26/21
OMH Return to Work Guidelines

4/26/21 OMH Return to Work: Exposed Staff Attestation

4/16/2021 Parts 576 and 578 Relating to Residential Treatment Facility Leave of Absence

3/26/21 
OMH Multi-Agency Vaccine Data Collection System Guidance Version 2

3/3/21 Repeal of Part 583 and Amendment of Part 584 Relating to Residential Treatment Facilities

2/12/21 
OMH Consolidated Telemental Health Guidance

2/21 
Health Home Plus for High Need Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Program Guidance

1/22/21 
COVID-19 Guidance – Clinic Treatment Programs Billing

1/21 COVID-19 Printable Vaccine Posters from OASAS-OMH – 
1,2,3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12, 13, 14

1/11/21 OASAS-OMH COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

12/20/20 Guidance for OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS: Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support and High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

12/16/20 
OMH PC COVID-19 Screening Form – for Admissions

12/2/20 
Updates on Infection Control for Ambulatory Providers

12/2/20 
Updates on Infection Control for Residential Providers

12/2/20 COVID-19-related Integrated Clinic Treatment

11/12/20 Infection Control Manual for Public Mental Health System Programs

10/30/20 Guidance, Updates, and Consolidation: RTF Treatment & Documentation Standards, Visitation, Telemental Health Utilization, and Restraint Response during COVID-19 Emergency Period

10/6/20 
CPEP Emergency Regulations (Part 590 and Part 591)

9/28/20 COVID-19 AOT FAQs

8/19/20 
Article 31 Clinics Treatment Planning Update (Part 599.10)

7/24/20Telemental Health

7/13/20COVID-19 Disaster Emergency OMH FAQs

1/29/20PROS (Part 512.11)

7/17/19Children’s MH Rehabilitation Program (CMHRS) (Sub Part 511-2)

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COVID-19 Guidance

Regulations and Guidance

5/12/21 Interim Inpatient and Residential Program Guidance (Updated)

5/12/21 
COVID-19 Immunization Consent Form – Service Recipients

5/12/21 
COVID-19 Immunization Consent Form – General

5/21 Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet: 
Service Recipents/Caregivers and Providers

4/19/21 
Opioid Treatment Program COVID-19 Guidance

4/14/21 
Overview of Part 822 Regulation

4/21 
Support for Frontline Workers During COVID-19 (OASAS Virtual Office Hours)

3/31/21 
OMH/OASAS Guidance to Article 31/32 Providers – Educating Clients and Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Status

3/21 
OASAS Part 822 FAQs and Side by Side Comparison

3/21 
OASAS COVID-19 Reimbursement Addendum

3/21 
Part 822 Regulations Discussion and Q&A Session from 1/21

3/2/21 
OASAS Guidance Point of Care Antigen Testing in Inpatient and Residential Settings and Opioid Treatment Programs

2/26/21 
Reopening Guidance for Prevention Services Programs 

2/10/21 
Guidance for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection or Travel

1/25/21 
OASAS Exposed Staff Return to Work Attestation

1/21 
General Service Standards for Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Programs – effective 8/2/21

1/21 COVID-19 Printable Vaccine Posters from OASAS-OMH – 1,2,3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12, 13, 14

1/21 Multi-Agency Vaccination Data Collection System Webinars- and 2

1/11/21 
OASAS-OMH COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

1/5/21 
OASAS COVID-19 Vacccination Outpatient Staff

1/21 DOH Guidance Vaccine Administration

1/21 
Vaccine Administration Scheduling

12/28/20 Guidance Summary -Vaccine Access, Congregate Care

12/20/20 
Guidance for OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS: Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support and High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

12/20 
COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance and Vaccine Consent Form

11/25/20 
Local Service Bulletin – Naloxone Administration and Availability in OASAS Settings

11/17/20 
Reissued Memorandum for Reporting Justice Center Incidents involving Credentialed Professionals

11/20 
*Proposed Regulations – comment period open until 12/19/20
Part 822 General Service Standards for Substance Use Disorder

10/20 
Medicaid Ordering/ Prescribing/Referring/
Attending (OPRA) Guidance for OASAS Providers

9/28/20 Covid-19 Infection Control Non-Hospital Addiction Treatment

9/18/20
Hepatitis C Care

8/18/20 Temporary Waiver of
On-Site Visits

7/24/20 COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance

Credentialing of Addiction Professionals (Part 853)​Effective 5/15/21

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COVID-19 Guidance

Regulations and Guidance

5/17/21 Interim Billing Guidance Regarding Intermediate Care Facility Supplemental Payments Effective March 18, 2020

5/17/21 
CMS Vaccination Requirements for ICFs

5/17/21 
DOH Health Advisory: Quarantine for Residents of Non-Healthcare Congregate Settings Exposed to COVID-19

5/17/21 
Revised Protocols for Direct Care Staff Return to Work

5/17/21 
Revised Staffing Document for Management of COVID-19

5/17/21 Updated Interim Guidance on Reopening Day Services

5/17/21 Revised Community Outings Guidance

5/17/21 
Revised Interim Visitation Guidance for Certified Residential Facilities

4/21 
COVID Wellness Resources for Staff and Individuals (dated 3/18/21)

3/30/21 
COVID-19: Interim Visitation Guidance for Certified Residential Facilities and en español

3/30/21 Updated Interim Guidance – Reopening Day Services Certified by OPWDD

3/25/21 
Updated OPWDD COVID-19 Program Flexibilities

3/25/21 
COVID-19 Relief Actions FAQ (Appendix K)

2/12/21 Revised Return to Work Exposed Staff Attestation

1/22/21
Revised COVID-19 Protocols for Direct Care Staff to Return to Work

1/14/21 Revision of Interim COVID-19 Guidance: Week 4 Vaccination Prioritization

1/6/21 
ADM Crisis Services for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (CSIDD) – Service Requirements and Billing Standards

1/5/21 Interim COVID-19 Guidance: Week 4 Vaccination Prioritization

12/30/20 
Interim Guidance Informed Consent for COVID-19 Vaccine

12/22/20 
Interim COVID-19 Memorandum: Vaccine Prioritization in Certain OPWDD Certified Residential Settings

12/20/20 
Guidance for OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS: Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support and High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

12/20 
COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent FormInformation about Screening Checklist, and Pfizer-Biontech Fact Sheet

12/1/20 
ADM Levels of Supervision (LOS) for Individuals Receiving Services

11/20/20 
Revised Guidance for Home Visits for Individuals Residing in OPWDD Certified Residential Facilities

11/16/20
Revised Protocols for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection

11/6/20 ADM Forensic Notification

11/6/20 ADM and Supporting Documents for Statewide Forensic Advisory Committee

11/20
*Proposed Regulations – comment period open until  12/19/20
OPWDD Waiver Amendment 

10/28/20 COVID-19 Interim Visitation Guidance for Certified “Supportive” Residential Facilities

10/23/20COVID-19 Designated Cluster Mitigation and Oversight

10/20/20Management of Influenza & COVID-19 Infections

10/16/20 ADM for Social Evaluation Requirements for Initial Level of Care Eligibility Determination

9/23/20
COVID-19 Program Flexibilities for Residential, Day Hab, Comm Hab, and Prevoc

9/18/20 Interim Billing Guidance Regarding Intermediate Care Facility Day Services

9/18/20 Updated COVID-19 Interim Guidance Regarding Care Planning and Related Activities

9/18/20 ADM for Performing Nursing Services and Duties Remotely in OPWDD Certified Programs and Settings

9/15/20 Interim Guidance Non-Emergency Site Visits

9/3/20 
Interim COVID-19 Respite GuidanceInterim SEMP Guidance, and Interim Pathway to Employment Guidance

8/24/20 
Interim Post Day Service Retainer Program Guidance

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COVID-19 Guidance

Regulations and Guidance

Health Home Policy and Updates

Medicaid update – Monthly – Guidance is across all health conditions

4/8/21 Updated Website for 1915(c) Children’s Waiver and 1115 Waiver Amendments

3/25/21 
Reopening Guidance for Medical Model Adult Day Health Care Program

3/10/21 
Children’s Waiver Reporting: Critical/Reportable Incidents and Complaints & Grievances Powerpoint and Policy (effective 4/1/21)

2/1/21 Background Check Requirements for Health Homes and Care Mangers (Children & Youth)

2/1/21 Restriction Exception (R/E) Code Compatibility with Health Home Program

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers
Guidance that is mostly for medical providers, but may be helpful for OMH/OASAS/OPWDD providers 

12/20/20 Guidance for OPWDD, OMH, and OASAS: Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support and High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

10/20 
COVID-19 Children’s Waiver HCBS/LOC Ineligible Clarification
     HCBS/LOC Review Request Form

10/23/20 COVID-19 Micro-clusters: Congregate visitation restrictions in orange and red zones

9/22/20
Guidance on Federal Regulations surrounding when HCBS can be provided to school-aged children during school/day time

6/18/20 Children’s Services Waiver Appendix K

5/20 Coordination of Children’s Health Home, Community Based Services, and the Early Intervention Program

5/20 Telehealth Services in Medicaid during COVID-19 

5/20 Fact Sheet on Medicaid Coverage during COVID-19 for consumers