COVID-19 – Resources

New York and Federal Workplace Requirements on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19

NYS Department of Health – COVID-19

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

COVID19 Guidance for Children’s 1915c waiver

COVID19 Guidance for Health Homes

Department of Health webpage has been established and regularly updated with novel COVID-19 information for providers:

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

Medicaid Pharmacy Guidance


Medicaid and CHIP Flexibilities and Authorities in the Event of a Disaster  (August 2018)

FAQ: Issued March 12, 2020

“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

Office of Mental Health

For the latest information on COVD-19:

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)

ASPR Tracie-Topic Collection: Continuity of Operations (COOP)/ Business Continuity Planning planning/110

FEMA Continuity of Operations website


Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:

Boston University Repository

New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health Services

Families Together in NYS


Mental Health America

Mental Health Association in NYS (MHANYS)

Mental Health Recovery

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Council for Behavioral Health Services

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)

NYS Medicaid Health Homes Program

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

NYC Metro National Alliance on Mental Illness

SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Universal Referral Form for CM/ACT Services in NYC:
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.