A648/S3421A Passes in Both Houses — Now On To Governor’s Desk

June 18, 2019


Good news to report!  The Assembly did its part and passed A648 earlier this evening (Senate bill passed yesterday).   Congrats to all NYS Council members who weighed in on this issue on many occasions!   THANK YOU!

These bills A648/S3421A would make care and services provided by licensed mental health practitioners (MHCs, MFTs, Creative Arts Therapists and Psychoanalysts) eligible for coverage under the Medicaid Program (and able to obtain a Medicaid number under their license).

This is an important bill for our sector given the tremendous workforce shortages facing mental health and substance use disorder/addictions providers at the present time.  As such we will continue to support these bills and work to see the Governor’s signature.