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November 29, 2022

Bulletin OMHSAS-22-07 Emergency Involuntary Commitments (Mental Health Emergency Services: Applying the 120-hour timeframe for Emergency Involuntary Commitments- Revised)

This revision provides clarification on the 2 hour physician examination timeframe

November 23, 2022

Shapiro-Davis Announce Transition Leadership Groups

Governor-Elect Shapiro will remain as attorney general until sworn in as governor in January.

November 22, 2022

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations Updates as of 11/22/2022

November 9, 2022

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations updates as of 11/9/2022

November 3, 2022

Current Status of Suspended Regulations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Update as of 11/1/2022

November 3, 2022

Temporary Suspension of Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Bulletins and Guidance Documents to End on December 31, 2022

As discussed during the October OMHSAS Stakeholder webinar, the temporary suspension of provisions in certain OMHSAS bulletins, and other non-regulatory guidance documents, will expire on December 31, 2022. If you ...

November 1, 2022

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Funding Opportunity

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announces the availability of up to $250,000 in federal funds to support the 2022 Assessing R/ED in Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice in Pennsylvania's ...

October 31, 2022

House Bill 1630, Now Act 98 of 2022, Signed Into Law and is Effective Immediately – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Telehealth Regulations Repealed

On October 28, 2022 Governor Wolf signed Act 98 of 2022 into law which now allows for billing and delivery of audio only telehealth for three sections of OMHSAS regulations

October 28, 2022

Behavioral Health Updates

Managed Care Organizations Updates as of 10/26/2022

October 25, 2022

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency CAPTA American Rescue Plan Funds

As a result of the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services' (PCCYFS) advocacy on Pennsylvania's use of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime ...