The New York City Council Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Committee and Hospitals Committee held a joint oversight hearing on December 3 on “Access to Mental Health Services in New York City Hospitals.” GNYHA Vice President Alison Burke described how hospitals deliver behavioral health services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the longer-term shift from inpatient psychiatric care to outpatient and community-based care. NYC Health + Hospitals’ testimony detailed the mental health services it provides, how it engages in follow-up care, and its pandemic experience. Several small organizations testified to request funding from the City to provide mental health services to specific populations.
GNYHA Testifies on Mental Health Services
December 15, 2021
City Council to Hold Hearings on Mental Health, COVID-19, and Flawed Hospital “Accountability” Bill
The New York City Council will hold three hearings of interest to GNYHA members this month: The Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, Committee on Hospitals, Committee on Fire and Emergency Management, and Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on “Mental Health Involuntary Removals and Mayor Adams’ Recently Announced Plan.” GNYHA will...
February 3, 2023
City Council to Hold Hearing on Flawed Hospital “Accountability” Bill
The New York City Council Committee on Hospitals and Committee on Health will hold a joint oversight hearing at 10:00 a.m. on February 23 on Introduction 0844-2022, which would create an “Office of Healthcare Accountability.” This bill is part of a campaign by building service worker union 32BJ SEIU, real estate interests, and health insurers...
January 20, 2023
GNYHA Urges Opposition to Flawed Hospital “Accountability” Bill
GNYHA is meeting with City Council Members and staff in opposition to legislation (Introduction 0844-2022) that would create a new “office of healthcare accountability” to scrutinize hospital practices around price transparency, procedure costs, and City expenditures on health care for municipal employees. The bill is part of a campaign by building service worker union 32BJ...
January 6, 2023