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Office of Mental Health

Waiver Extension for NYSCRI Users (selected OMH programs)
to Place Diagnosis in Assessment (Section 587.16)

As of July 16, 2012, Commissioner Michael Hogan, PhD. has approved a request for an extension of a waiver pursuant to section 587.5(n) of Title 14 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), for a demonstration program of the New York State Clinical Records Initiative (NYSCRI). This waiver allows the diagnosis of individuals who are receiving services from a participating outpatient program to be reflected in the assessment portion of the clinical record rather than in the treatment plan, as is currently required by OMH's regulations found at Section 587.16(e)(2) of Title 14 NYCRR. This process supports the use of the New York State Clinical Records Initiative (NYSCRI) standardized case record.

This original waiver had been granted effective March 15, 2010 and had been renewed on July 19, 2011 for a one-year period. This waiver extension is approved for as long as NYSCRI is in effect or until such time as Section 587.16(e)(2) is amended or repealed.

This waiver applies to the following Office of Mental Health programs utilizing the NYSCRI forms: continuing day treatment, day treatment for children and partial hospitalization.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Jon Rice (OMH)

While NYSCRI strives for accuracy, neither NYSCRI, OMH or OASAS (relative to Version 2.0 or prior work)   warranties NYSCRI’s products as being compliant with any laws, rules or regulations. These resources may be used voluntarily as supports to meet such requirements though providers are responsible for the services delivered, content documented and billing completed, independent of any NYSCRI resources being utilized.