The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) have extended the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS deadline to September 4, 2015 for the 2015 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies. The Exemplary Awards recognize quality substance abuse prevention efforts, including effective and exemplary programs, practices, policies and other initiatives. These awards serve to focus national attention on the field of substance abuse prevention and are intended to showcase "grassroots" evidence-based prevention programs and strategies that have been evaluated and may be replicated by others. The 2015 Exemplary Awards recipients will be recognized at the National Prevention Network Conference in Seattle, Washington, November 17-19, 2015. Select the link above for more information.
The online video of the LOCADTR 3.0 training module is now available on the NYS OASAS YouTube channel by selecting the link above. The print version of the LOCADTR 3.0 Manual is available at the NYS OASAS LOCADTR web page at http://www.oasas.ny.gov/treatment/health/locadtr/index.cfm. All New York City treatment providers are required to use LOCADTR 3.0 starting October 1, 2015. For questions or technical assistance please e-mail LOCADTR@oasas.ny.gov
Governor Cuomo called for stronger Health Department regulations to combat the sale of synthetic cannabinoids in New York State. These dangerous, man-made compounds have resulted in a dramatic increase in hospital visits and poison control center calls. The sale and possession of dozens of synthetic cannabinoids and bath salts were banned by the Department of Health at the urging of Governor Cuomo in August, 2012. These new regulations will expand the existing list of banned substances to include new chemical compounds that drug producers have begun to make since 2012. Select the link above to learn more.
he New York State Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) provider application for the Rest-of-State (ROS) behavioral health providers is now available. The application deadline is August 10, 2015. An OMH User ID is required to access the application. The link to 'How to Access the HCBS Online Application' and to the actual application and guide as well as the HCBS provider manual is available by selecting the link above. HCBS questions and comments can be submitted to PICM@oasas.ny.gov
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) has modified the eligible applicant pool and extended the deadline for the Youth Clubhouse Planning Supplement. For additional information please select the link above.
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announces the availability of funds for capital development and operating costs associated with the establishment of Community Residential services in Richmond County. Select the link above for details.
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) will host a series of fact-finding forums to consider the appropriateness of consolidating the missions of OASAS and OMH into an integrated and unified behavioral health services agency. Select the link above for more information.
Governor Cuomo and NYS OASAS announce the availability of $2 million to support up to 80 units of permanent supportive housing for families in New York City where the head of household has a substance use disorder and is at risk of being homeless or is currently homeless. Select the link above for information.
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announces the release of a Planning Supplement for Local Governmental Units (LGU’s) interested in developing and implementing a Youth Clubhouse for adolescents and/or young adults who have or are at risk of a substance use disorder. To apply, click the link above and follow instructions for submission. Responses are due no later than August 28, 2015 at 5pm.
The lastest version of the International Classification of Disease (ICD), ICD 10 will become effective on October 1, 2015. As of that date providers will need to utilize the ICD 10 and the DSM 5 for billing reimbursement. Further information can be found at the Healthcare Finance Webpage at the link above.
The list of NYC providers designated to provide Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) is now available. The linked spreadsheet contains the names of NYC providers designated to provide HCBS, along with which services they have been designated to provide. Each provider listed has been approved through the process established by New York State.
New Resources for Preventing Abuse and Neglect are now Available on the Justice Center Website. The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs now has new tools available online for provider agencies to utilize and share with their communities. Updated information regarding preventing abuse and reporting abuse is available. The site also has useful links to resources, state agencies, laws, regulations, and changes to the Vulnerable Persons Central Registry (VPCR). Information about training opportunities and archived mandatory training information for new employees is also accessible via this site.
View information about The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs at this link:
Guidance from Dr. Charles Morgan, OASAS Medical Director for OASAS Providers.