DOH Notices and Policies
DOH Notices and PoliciesLeadingAge NY, ADHCC Urge DOH to Invest in LTPAC Transformation
Comments emphasize State underfunding of long-term and post-acute care.
- August 21, 2017
DOH Notices and PoliciesTwo Important HCS Updates
HCS will be conducting system maintenance on May 6th and discontinuing access for computers running Windows XP and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and older web browsers beginning June 1st.
- May 1, 2017
DOH Notices and PoliciesNYC Transportation Broker Change
Medical Answering Services (MAS) is scheduled to become NYC Medicaid transportation manager effective April 23rd.
- April 11, 2017
DOH Notices and PoliciesPlease Share Your Utility Data
As part of the State's Clean Energy Initiative for nursing homes, DOH is requesting that nursing homes sign a data access form that would allow DOH/NYSERDA to view their utility data.
- August 15, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesNew Legislation to Limit Opioid Prescribing
Initial opioid prescribing for acute pain limited to seven-day supply.
- July 28, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesNew Legislation Enacted to Limit Initial Opioid Prescribing to a 7 Day Supply for Acute Pain
Guidance related to the change in NYS Public Health Law Section 3331,5. (b) (c).
- July 28, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesNursing Home Clean Energy Initiative
Nursing homes will be receiving a request for access to their energy usage information.
- July 11, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesDepartment of Health Adopts Regulations Governing the SHIN-NY Health Information Exchange Network
Regulations require nursing homes, home care agencies, hospices, and health maintenance organizations that use certified EHRs to connect to the State Health Information Network of New York by March 9, 2018.
- May 17, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesSafe Patient Handling Workgroup Report Posted on DOH Site
New York State's Safe Patient Handling Law (SPH), with its phased implementation, involved a workgroup to make recommendations to assist facilities with establishing committees and programs. Health care facilities are required to establish SPH committees by January 1, 2016, and SHP programs by January 1, 2017.
- February 8, 2016
DOH Notices and PoliciesDOH Meeting Yields Updates on Nursing Home Concerns
DOH and the nursing home provider associations routinely meet to discuss topics that are of concern to members. The highlights of the meeting are included here.
- February 2, 2016
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