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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 ...

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Law and is Effective Immediately – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Telehealth Regulations Repealed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 21, 2022

OMHSAS Telehealth Questions and Answers

Behavioral Health Telehealth questions received by OMHSAS with answers and clarification

October 18, 2022

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Deputy Secretary, Kristen Houser, accepts a position with Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania

Last Day in office will be 10/19/2022

October 14, 2022

Behavioral Health Telehealth Roadmap: Enhanced Recommendations

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is pleased to share the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health Telehealth Phase II Roadmap, developed in collaboration with the OMHSAS Telehealth Steering Committee and Mercer Government Services Consulting

October 12, 2022

Behavioral Health Telehealth Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (ID/A) Town Hall

November 7, 2022; 6 PM – 8 PM

August 17, 2022

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #2

Second set of FAQ's regarding clarification on telehealth guidance for providers

August 15, 2022

Civil Rights Compliance Communication – Important Notice

Immediate Action Required for Regulatory Compliance When Submitting to Any DHS Office for a New License or Renewal of an Existing License

August 3, 2022

Bulletin OMHSAS-22-05 – Use of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services in the Medical Assistance (MA) Program

See below for details