In order to be eligible for state aid from the New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, counties are mandated under NYS Mental Hygiene Law to have a Director of Community Services, a Community Services Board, and to provide and/or arrange for services including mental health, substance abuse, and services to the developmentally disabled. Warren and Washington Counties do not directly provide these services, but arrange for services through contracts with the following not-for-profit agencies.
Various Community Private Practitioners
Conduct mental health and substance abuse evaluations that are court ordered by the County Family and Criminal Courts. These evaluations assist in appropriate disposition of cases where mental health and/or substance abuse issues are involved and there is a need for further assessment.
The contract services listed are subsidized in part by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and/or the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD).