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Office of Mental Health

Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council

The Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council was created in 2012 by Chapter 56 of the Laws of State of New York. Chapter 56 amended Section 1.03 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law, added a new Section 5.06 to the Mental Hygiene Law, repealed Section 19.05 of the Mental Hygiene Law and amended Section 220 of the NYS Public Health Law. The Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council may consider any matter relating to the improvement of behavioral health services in the State.

  • BHSAC Overview PDF Document
    Description of the Council's membership, roles, and responsibilities as defined by statute.
  • BHSAC Membership PDF Document
    Current Council membership.
  • Meeting Schedules PDF Document and Agendas PDF Document
    Review meeting dates for 2017. Links to the meeting agendas will be added when they become available.
  • Upcoming webcasts of BHSAC meetings
    Links to upcoming webcasts and live meetings.

    *The September 13, 2017 Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council will not be live webcast during the meeting. The webcast will be archived on the OMH website following soon after the meeting.
  • Archived webcasts of BHSAC meetings
    Links to meetings that have already taken place.
  • By-Laws PDF Document
    Adopted by-laws.
  • Guidance PDF Document
    Guidance for public participation.

If you have any questions please contact Leesa Rademacher, New York State Office of Mental Health,
the Executive Secretary of the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council