Category Archives: Legislative

NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

  NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Howell will be a guest on The Social Workers radio talk on Thursday, February 28, at 10AM. Tune into WCDB 90.9FM to hear Samantha speak to co-hosts Dr. Eric Hardiman and Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW, on why advocacy is a vital component of social work. Samantha will also be discussing about … Continue reading NASW-NYS Executive Director on The Social Workers Radio Talk Show

2019 LEAD Update: Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation

**Important update regarding the NYS DREAM Act/New LEAD Topic**  Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation (REAL)  As you may have heard, the NYS Legislature recently passed the José Peralta DREAM Act. We applaud the Legislature’s initiative in tackling a decade-long effort to ensure that undocumented persons have access to higher education and professional opportunities in New … Continue reading 2019 LEAD Update: Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation

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!