COVID-19 – Resources

New York and Federal Workplace Requirements on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

NYS Department of Health – COVID-19

COVID-19 Government Guidances – Health Homes (non-I/DD)

https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

COVID19 Guidance for Children’s 1915c waiver
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/providers.htm

COVID19 Guidance for Health Homes

Department of Health webpage has been established and regularly updated with novel COVID-19 information for providers:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/providers.htm

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Medicaid Pharmacy Guidance

From Medicaid.gov:

Medicaid and CHIP Flexibilities and Authorities in the Event of a Disaster  (August 2018)
https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/downloads/mac-learning-collaboratives/medicaid-chip-inventory.pdf

FAQ: Issued March 12, 2020
https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/downloads/covd-19-faqs-20200312.pdf?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f416c5ea-0815-4379-b5d8-bef90ce92849

“The toolkit also outlines the legal authorities available to effectuate various strategies, including flexibilities in current statute, Medicaid and CHIP state plan amendments, section 1915(c) waiver Appendix K, and section 1115 demonstrations.

The toolkit also describes authority that may be granted through section 1135 waivers, which are ONLY available when the President declares an emergency or natural disaster under the National Emergencies Act or Stafford Act and the Secretary declares a Public Health Emergency Declaration under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act.”

Executive Orders

Guidance from the Empire State Economic Development corp about the Governor’s Executive Order on who are essential providers
https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

Office of Mental Health

For the latest information on COVD-19:
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/

OMH COVID-19- Dear Provider Letter 03-13-20

Supplemental Guidance which expands on the information provided in the previously released Use of Telemental Health for People Affected by the Disaster Emergency issued by the Office of Mental Health on March 11, 2020.
OMH COVID-19- Self Attestation to Deliver Services via Telemental Health during Disaster Emergency
Supplemental Guidance- Expansion of Telemental Health During Disaster Emergency

SAMHSA Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

https://www.samhsa.gov/section-223/governance-oversight/continuity-operations-plan

ASPR Tracie-Topic Collection: Continuity of Operations (COOP)/ Business Continuity Planning
https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/technical-resources/17/continuity-of-operations-coop-business-continuity- planning/110

FEMA Continuity of Operations website

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/72598

Resources

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
http://www.bazelon.org/

Boston University Repository
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/repository/articles/pdf/deegan1996.pdf

New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health Services
www.cbhny.org

Families Together in NYS
http://www.ftnys.org/

MCTAC 
www.mctac.org

Mental Health America
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/children

Mental Health Association in NYS (MHANYS)
http://www.mhanys.org

Mental Health Recovery
http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/

National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org/

National Council for Behavioral Health Services
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
http://www.ffcmh.org/

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)
http://www.nyaprs.org/

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)
http://www.oasas.ny.gov

NYS Medicaid Health Homes Program
https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/medicaid_health_homes/

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
http://www.omh.ny.gov

NYC Metro National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://www.naminycmetro.org/

SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov/

Universal Referral Form for CM/ACT Services in NYC:
http://www.cucs.org/storage/cucs/documents/urf.pdf
All Case Management and ACT  referrals for New York City must be sent to the S.P.O.A. (Single Point of Access) at the Center for Urban Community Services.