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Department of Health (DOH)

General Updates

Health Advisory: Reopening Guidance for Adult Care Facility Day Programs for Non-Residents (5/3/2021)

Adult Care Facility Incident Reporting Manual

DAL #21-11 Electronic Incident Reporting System (4/29/2021)

DAL #21-01 Changes to Staff Tuberculosis Testing Requirements

DAL #20-08: Expanding Access to ALPP Services (4/23/2021)

April 2021 Commissioner Letter

The Pharmacy Carve-Out Has been Delayed by Two Years, until April 1, 2023 (4/15/2021)

Medicaid Pharmacy Carve-Out Special Edition – Part Two

March 2021 Commissioner Letter

DAL 21-02/DHCBS 21-04/NH 21-02 Fingerprint Appointment Timeframes for Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) (3/18/202)

New York State Department of Health Division of Adult Care Facility/Assisted Living Surveillance Conditions for Participation in the Enhancing the Quality of Adult Living (EQUAL) Program 2020-2021

February 2021 Commissioner Letter

DHCBS 21-03 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Annual TB Testing (2/17/2021)

Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS) Release Notes (2/11/2021)

DAL 20-24 Enriched Housing Operating Assistance Program for SFY 2020-21 (2/10/2021)

Updated Guidance for School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization Requirement (2/9/2021)

Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS) Release Notes (2/6/2021)

Health Advisory: Gonorrhea Increases in New York State Counties Outside of New York City (2/5/2021)

Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS) Release Notes

January 2021 Commissioner Letter

DAL: DHCBS 21-02 - In-Service Requirements for Personal Care Aides and Home Health Aides (1/21/2021)

DAL 20-26 - Social Security Income Cost of Living Adjustment (1/21/2021)

DAL 20-31 - Adult Care Facility Inspection Review Process (1/21/2021)

DAL 20-28 - Extension for Spending - Enhancing the Quality of Adult Living (EQUAL) Program for State Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (1/21/2021)

Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS) Release Notes (1/21/2021)

DAL: DHCBS 21-01- Personal Care Aide Training Program and Home Health Aide Training Program End Date Extension (1/20/2021)

DAL DHCBS 20-14 DAL NH 20-14 - Annual TB Testing (12/16/2020)

December 2020 Commissioners Letter

Chapter 298 of the Laws of 2019 Updated Interim Guidance for Public Health Law §2312 to expand expedited partner therapy (EPT) for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Medicaid Update Special Edition Medicaid Pharmacy Carve-Out – Part One

New York State Department of Health Announces Today is “Get Covered Day” in New York State (12/10/2020)

EPT Interim Guidance Post EPT Law Expansion

Environmental Health Manual (EHM) Memorandum (12/2/2020)

Countermeasure Data Management System (CDMS) Release Notes

MRT 1115 Waiver Extension Request

November 2020 Commissioners Letter

DAL: DHBS 20-11 Home Care and Hospice Guidance Pertaining to Regulatory Requirements (Updated 11/23/2020)

DAL 20-15 NH Legal Services Agencies and Community Resources Providing Resident Advocacy Services Guide

Electronic Prescribing Requirements

Winter Storm Season Guidance

LHCSA Statistical Report and 2019 ALP LHCSA Statistical Report

October 2020 Commissioners Letter

DFS and DOH Announce Members of Health Care Simplication Workgroup to Reduce Health Care Administrative Costs

Health Advisory: Increased Number of HIV Diagnoses in Monroe County

Electronic Visit Verification – Program Guidelines and Requirements

New York State Department of Health Unveils Medicaid Provider Directory for Private Duty Nurses Serving Medically Fragile Children

Guidance for School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization Requirement

DAL 20-22 Cold Weather Advisory (10/09/2020)

Update to Public Health Law Requiring Immediate Compliance

September 2020 Commissioners Letter

DAL NH 20-13 Cold Weather Advisory

Environmental Health Manual – Description and Table of Contests

Environmental Health Manual – Blending Policy for Use of Sources of Drinking Water

DAL: DHCBS 20-09 - Personal Care Aide and Home Health Aide Training Program Hybrid Training Approval Process for Department of Health Approved Training Programs

High Cost Drugs SFY21 Stakeholder Webinar (08/28/2020)

MRT II Implementation Briefing: Private Pay Home Health Care Services Program (08/19/2020)

Pharmacy Carve Out Resources and Materials (Updated 12/14/2020)

340B Advisory Group Meetings

August 2020 Commissioners Letter

DOH Emergency Regulations on COVID-19 and Influenza Confirmatory Testing (Effective 09/01/2020)

DAL 20-19 ACF Legal Services Agencies and Community Resources Providing Resident Advocacy Services Guide

DAL 20-07 Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Funds: Communication Devices (Updated 7/24/20)

DAL 20-07 Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Funds: Communication Devices

NYSDOH Field Guidance Blue-Algae and Regulated Bathing Beaches

Drinking Water Sample Submittal to Wadsworth Center Laboratory for Blue-Green Algae

MLTC Policy 20.02: Moratorium on Managed Long Term Care Partial Capitation Plans

MLTC Policy 20.03: Non-emergency Transportation in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

Transition (Carve-Out) of the Pharmacy Benefit from Managed Care to Fee-for-Service (FFS)

PEP to Prevent HIV Infection

DAL NH 20-08 Heat Advisory

DAL 20-16, DHCBS 20-09, NH 20-06 CHRC Fee Increase

DAL 20-15: Adult Care Facility Warm Weather Advisory

COVID-19 Updates

Updated Guidance on Children’s Medicaid Services in Relation to Expiration of COVID-19 State Disaster Emergency, Executive Order No. 202

Overview of 1915c Children’s Waiver and 1115 Waiver

Guidance: COVID-19 Vaccination for People who are Pregnant, Lactating, or Planning to become Pregnant

NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Reporting Vaccine Wastage

From Concern to Confidence: How Physicians can Build Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines

Health Advisory: REVISED Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions for Patients with COVID-19 who are Hospitalized or in Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, or Other Congregate Settings with Vulnerable Residents (5/3/2021)

DAL #21-04: COVID-19 Vaccination Regulations

Cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (4/13/2021)

NYSDOH COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Compilation (4/13/2021)

An update for NYS Healthcare Providers on COVID-19 (Updated 5/27/2021)

Guidance for Hospitals Vaccinating Long-Term Care Patients Before Discharge to a Long-Term Care Facility (4/4/2021)

Health Advisory – Quarantine for Persons Exposed to COVID-19 (Updated 4/1/2021)

Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel (Updated 4/1/2021)

Guidance for Health Care Providers (HCP) with Systemic Signs or Symptoms after COVID-19 Vaccination

Guidance for Workers who have Signs or Symptoms after COVID-19 Vaccination

Interim Guidance for School-Based Health Centers Regarding COVID-19 (3/9/2021)

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program Guidance for Vaccine Transport

NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Program Temperature Excursion Report (3/5/2021)

Guidance for the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program Updated (3/17/2021)

Health Advisory – Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure (Updated 3/10/2021)

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program Temperature Excursion Report (2/14/2021)

NH-21-04 Skilled Nursing Facility Vaccine Post Long Term Care Federal Program (2/4/2021)

Health Advisory: Nursing Home Staff Testing and Payment Requirements (2/1/2021)

Health Advisory: Adult Care Facility Staff Testing and Payment Requirements (2/1/2021)

Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit

Adult Care Facility Volunteers (1/14/2021)

Hospital Volunteer Guidance and Directions (1/14/2021)

Guidance for the OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS – Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support Personnel as well as High-Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination (1/12/2021)

Guidance for Administration of the Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine (1/11/2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Redistribution (1/09/2021)

Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Remaining at End of Day or Clinic for Providers Participating in the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program Updated (1/13/2021)

Guidance for Facilities, Providers, and Local Health Departments Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Weeks 1-5 New York State Vaccination Program – Phase 1A Only

Guidance for Facilities Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine - Weeks 1-4 New York State Vaccination Program - Phase 1A Only

NEW FOR WEEKS 3 and 4 - New York State Vaccination Program Guidance for Facilities Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine - Phase 1A Only

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Storage and Handling - Overview

Guidance for the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS) – Prioritization of Essential Healthcare and Direct Support Personnel as well as High Risk Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Vial Extra Doses Letter

Guidance for Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers Staff for COVID-19 Vaccination Week 2 - Prioritization of Healthcare Personnel and Other Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination

Guidance for Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

Guidance for Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Funeral Workers to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

Regional Vaccination Network Letter

Certification Pursuant to Chapter 110 of the Laws of 2020 that Pharmacists Administering the COVID‑19 Vaccine is in the Best Interest of Public Health

Information for Healthcare Professionals about the Screening Checklist for the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Planning - New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form - Instructions for Healthcare Providers New York State

Requirements Regarding NYSIIS and CIR - COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination Information

Guidance for inventory caches of critical PPE & ancillary vaccination supplies

Health Advisory – Quarantine for Persons Exposed to COVID-19

DOH Commissioner Zucker’s Letter to Hospital Administrators (12/16/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine What Nursing Homes Need to Know

DOH Commissioner Zucker’s Letter to Hospitals and Nursing Home (12/8/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enrollment Letter (12/3/2020)

Health Advisory – Universal Use of Eye Protection

Directive to Postpone all Non-Essential Elective Procedures in Erie County

DHCBS 20-13 Guidance for Hospices during COVID-19 pandemic

NH-20-16, Testing and Visitation Requirements in Red, Orange and Yellow Zones

Health Advisory: Adult Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Resumption of Salon Services.

Interim Recommendations for Use of SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Interim Recommendations for Use of SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Interim Recommendations for Use of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Tests During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

SARS-CoV-2 Point of Care (POC) Antigen Tests Frequently Asked Questions for Health Care Provider

DAL: DHCBS 20-11 Home Care and Hospice Guidance Pertaining to Regulatory Requirements

DAL: DHCBS 20-10 Home Care and Hospice Guidance Pertaining to In-Service, Orientation, and Supervision Requirements

Interim Guidance on Mandatory COVID-19 Testing in Public and Non-Public Schools Located in Areas Designated as “Yellow Zones” Under the New York State Cluster Action Initiative

CriticalVAX – Medical Countermeasure Full-Scale Exercise/Real Event 2020-2021 (BPR-5/CRI-6)

Pandemic Emergency Plan Frequently Asked Questions – September 2020

NYSDOH Bureau of Early Intervention Guidance to Early Intervention Providers Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bureau of Early Intervention Technical Assistance - Resuming Facility-Based Early Intervention Service Delivery: Group Services

Health Advisory: Requirements for ALL Healthcare Providers Who Conduct Tests and All Laboratories to Report Results for SARS-CoV-2, including all Molecular, Antigen, and Serological Tests and Ensuring Complete Reporting of Patient Demographics

CriticalVAX Exercise Plan Template

CriticalVAX After-Action Report/Improvement Plan

DAL NH 20-12 Pandemic Emergency Plan PPE Storage Requirements during COVID-19 State of Emergency

Health Advisory: Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation (09/15/2020)

An update for NYS Health Providers on COVID-19 (10/22/2020)

Health Advisory: Update Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation

DAL 20-11 Amended PPE Requirements for Nursing Homes

DOH Regulations on Investigation of Communicable Disease; Isolation and Quarantine (Effective 09/03/2020) 

DAL NH 20-19 Required Annual Pandemic Emergency Plan for All Nursing Homes

Interim Guidance for Fire Service Agencies to Limit Potential Exposure to COVID-19

Supplement to Interim Guidance for Office-Based Work During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency For Health-Care Facilities and their Office Sites

DAL NH 20-03 Notification on Non-emergent Resident Transfers to the Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facilities

The New York State Department of Health and State Office for the Aging Announce Plan to Improve Support Services for Long Term Care Residents and their Families

Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

DOH Emergency Health Order on Out of State Travel to New York State

NYS Department of Health Presentation on Supporting Healthcare Provider Well-Being in COVID & Beyond (7/09/2020)

New York State Department of Health Announces Study on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employers

New York State Department of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million from Enhanced Medicaid Funds in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

New York State Department of Health Guidance to Early Intervention Providers Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance on Executive Orders 202.17 and 202.18 Requiring Face Coverings in Public During COVID-19 Outbreak

Bureau of Early Intervention Technical Assistance

Update: Home and Community-Based Services Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Hospital Visitation Program

Updated Interim Guidance for Graduation Celebrations During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Updated Guidance for Resumption of Non-Essential Elective Surgeries and Non-Urgent Procedures in Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Office Based Surgery Practices and Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (Updated 5/12/2021)

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Interim Guidance for Graduation Celebrations During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Interim Advisory for In-Person Special Education Services and Instruction During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Health Advisory: Nursing Home Cohorting FAQs

Updated Interim guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments

Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure

Health Advisory - Symptom Based Strategy to Discontinue Home Isolation for Persons with Covid-19

New York State Medicaid Fee-for-Services (FFS) Policy and Billing Guidance for COVID-19 Testing and Specimen Collection at Pharmacies (Updated 6/17/2020)

New York State Medicaid Billing Guidance for COVID-19 Testing and Specimen Collection

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Hospital Operators Regarding Visitation (Updated 3/25/2021)

Informational Message: COVID-19 Pilot Hospital Visitation Program

Health Advisory: Ensuring Access to Health Care Services During COVID-19

Health Advisory: Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Specimen Collection Training for Unlicensed Individuals

Health Advisory: Authorization of Licensed Pharmacists to order COVID-19 Tests

Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employers

Resumption of Elective Outpatient Surgeries and Non-Urgent Procedures (Deferred Procedures) in Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Office-Based Surgery Practices and Diagnostic and Treatment Centers in Counties Without a Significant Risk of COVID-19 Surge (Updated 5/19/2020)

Health Advisory: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19 Interim Case Definition in New York State

Required COVID-19 Testing for all Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility Personnel

Nursing Home Assistance and Coordination Center (NHACC)

COVID-19 Directive to Increase Availability of Beds by a Minimum of 50% And Provide Necessary Staffing and Equipment

Emergency regulation approved March 9, 2020 by the Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”)

These regulations clarify the authority and duty of the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) and local health departments to protect the public in the event of an outbreak of communicable disease, through appropriate public health orders issued to persons diagnosed with or exposed to a communicable disease. These regulations also require hospitals to report syndromic surveillance data to the Department upon direction from the Commissioner and clarify reporting requirements for clinical laboratories with respect to communicable diseases.

Webinar for NYS DOH Health Care Providers: Update on COVID–19 for NYS Healthcare Providers

Health Advisory: COVID–19 Cases in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

Medicaid Update Special Edition: New York State Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to COVID–19

New York State COVID-19 Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program

New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education Program – COVID-19 Drug Topics

COVID-19 Guidance

 

Office of Mental Health (OMH)

NYS OMH & OASAS Behavioral Health Status Update: Public Health Emergency Regulations Extension

Use of Telephone and Two-way Video Technology by OMH-Licensed, Funded or Designated Providers and Clients Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic (2/12/2021)

Streamlined Process to Permanently Add Telemental Health as an Optional/Additional Service

Infection Control Guidance for Reopening Public Mental Health System Sites

COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for OMH Residential and Site-Based Programs

COVID-19 Disaster and Emergency FAQs (Updated 06/11/2020)

COVID-19 Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) FAQs

COVID-19 Supportive Housing FAQs

Psychiatric Center Admissions Screening Form (3/23/2020)

Calendar Year 2019 Consolidated Fiscal Report Due Date Extension

Webinars

COVID-19 Guidance

Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS)

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

COVID-19 Guidance

Department of Financial Services (DFS)

Department of Labor

Department of Environmental Conservation

Department of Agriculture & Markets

New York State Education Department

Department of Taxation and Finance

Tax relief for quarterly and annual filers sales tax vendors affected by COVID-19

NYS Attorney General

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