Acting Commissioner Kristin M. Woodlock, RN, MPA
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Status of OMH as a Covered Entity
|Name of the Agency: Office of Mental Health
Page Number: 1
|Overall Agency Designation (Choose those that apply):
Non-covered Health care plan Health care clearinghouse Health care provider engaging in electronic transactions Hybrid Organized health care arrangement Affiliated entity Business associate/partner
|Reasoning Behind Determination: Agency's legal services has provided an analysis. OMH is a legal entity that directly operates various state psychiatric hospitals pursuant to New York State Mental Hygiene Law §7.17.|
|Agency Contact Name: Michael R.
|Agency Contact Phone Number: 474-1558|
|Individual Functions Reviewed||Designation of Function||Summary of Reasoning|
|Psychiatric centers||provider engaging in electronic transactions||OMH directly operates these providers|
|OMH prepaid mental health plan||non-covered||program is exempt from health plan per HIPAA definition|
|Signature of Agency Commissioner or Equivalent and Date of Submission:|
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