Dear Outpatient Provider:
The implementation date for the delivery of peer services conducted by Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) working within your program is approaching. The new regulations require you to offer peer services by January 2020. OASAS can provide you with technical assistance, and support, to help build your program’s capacity to integrate non-clinical peers within your clinical settings. The organizational readiness self-assessment tool is an excellent resource for you to utilize to gauge your program’s current capability and to identify areas that may need strengthening. The tool also contains embedded hyperlinks to resources to help you as you move forward. Please access the tool here: www.oasas.ny.gov/recovery/documents/Recovery.OrganizationalreadinessTool.2.7.19FillableForm.Final.pdf
If you would like assistance, please complete the tool and return it to Susan.Brandau@oasas.ny.gov, Director of the Bureau of Peer Integration Services. Please note, there is no score-it is simply a tool to help you assess your own organization and access additional resources and information. We will review your responses and contact you for follow-up. Questions may be directed to Susan via e-mail or phone (518) 485-2107.
date of this notice: August 23, 2019