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December 5, 2022

Hearing on Supporting Mental Health in the Transition from High School to College

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing highlighted a U.S. Senate hearing that occurred on Mental Health.

December 5, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Guidance Updates for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided updated guidance regarding COVID-19 for Homeless Service Sites and Correctional Facilities. Summary of Recent Changes as of November 29, 2022: Combines and ...

December 5, 2022

Opioid Abuse Child Impact Task Force – Act 2

Act 2 of 2022 established the Opioid Abuse Child Impact Task Force and directed the Joint State Government Commission, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Health to ...

December 5, 2022

Pennsylvania Statewide High School Graduation Requirement

Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158), signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 24, 2018, provides alternatives to Pennsylvania's statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra ...

December 1, 2022

Philadelphia Establishes Office of Youth Ombudsperson

On December 1, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an Executive Order establishing an Office of the Youth Ombudsperson in the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General. The Executive Order outlines the ...

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