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FRIDAY, DEC 4, 2020

CLMHD Responds to Creation of a NYS Office of Behavioral Health

CLMHD provided comments and recommendations to the Commissioners of OMH and OASAS in response to recent series of listening tours around the State’s consideration of establishing a unified behavioral health services agency. 
The DCSs see first-hand the difficulties brought about by an individualized structure of service-regulation and delivery. The consolidation of OMH and OASAS into one single agency, if paced appropriately and includes meaningful stakeholder engagement, could significantly offset the sharp increases in mental health and addiction services needs and help lower State and Local costs.
Click here to read CLMHD's comments.