Category Archives: Legislative

PASSED: Governor Cuomo signs parity reporting bill

  PASSED! Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the parity reporting bill as Chapter 455 of the laws of 2018. We thank the Governor for holding insurers, health plans, and behavioral health management companies accountable to the federal and state MH/SUD parity laws, and ensuring all New Yorkers will receive the mental health and substance use treatment … Continue reading PASSED: Governor Cuomo signs parity reporting bill

ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo to Sign MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)

Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY as MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C) Reaches Governor’s Desk Requiring Action by December 22 NASW-NYS is urging members to contact Governor Cuomo as he decides on whether to approve the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (MH/SUD) Parity Report Act (A.3694-C). Attention Social Workers: It is imperative that you call and/or email the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo to Sign MH/SUD Parity Report Act (A.3694-C)

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ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental H...

Contact Governor Cuomo  TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act into Law! Letters and emails are needed to sign the NYS S.1156-C/A.3694-C into Law! As previously reported, thanks in large part to NASW-NYS and more than twenty other statewide organizations lending support, the Senate and … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Contact Governor Cuomo TODAY and urge the Governor to sign the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act into Law!

NASW-NYS Calls for End of Separating Children from Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Familie...

(6/23) UPDATE: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has released a statement with concerns over President Trump’s immigration executive order. NASW demands the president present a more humane, coherent plan that also addresses the treatment of more than 2,300 children who are already detained. These children continue to be exposed to trauma that has life-altering implications. … Continue reading NASW-NYS Calls for End of Separating Children from Migrant and Asylum-Seeking Families

ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance...

Call Your Legislators and Leadership TODAY to Express Support & Urge a Vote on Legislation Requiring Insurers and Health Plans To Submit Key Compliance Data with Federal and State Parity Laws. Calls and emails are needed for full implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws! With only a handful of days left in the … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed for Full Implementation of Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws!