Addiction Services and Supports, Office of

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Agency Web Site: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is to improve the lives of all New Yorkers by leading a comprehensive, premier system of addiction services for prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Organization and Staffing

The Executive Budget recommends a total workforce of 737 FTEs, unchanged from FY 2020. OASAS is responsible for planning, developing and regulating the State's system of substance use disorder (SUD) and gambling treatment and prevention programs. As part of this mission, OASAS certifies, funds and supervises over 1,600 local government and community-based programs and operates 12 State Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs).

Budget Highlights

The FY 2021 Executive Budget recommends $821 million in All Funds appropriations, including $591 million for Aid to Localities, $140 million for State Operations and $90 million for Capital Projects. This represents an increase of nearly $13 million from FY 2020, mostly attributable to the targeted salary increases in FY 2020 and FY 2021 for direct care and clinical staff, and continued community-based service development.

The Executive Budget provides over $200 million for OASAS to address the heroin and opioid crisis to continue to enhance prevention, treatment, and recovery programs targeted toward chemical dependency, residential service opportunities, and public awareness and education activities. The Budget supports the following:

  • Residential Treatment Beds. The FY 2021 Executive Budget continues Governor Cuomo's commitment to expanding access to residential addiction treatment services through a combination of capital investments and operating support to community organizations. These investments are critical to ensuring New Yorkers struggling with substance use disorder have residential treatment options available if they need it. Through this effort, more than 200 new residential treatment beds are expected to open by the end of FY 2022.

  • Behavioral Health Parity. The Executive Budget establishes the Behavioral Health Parity Compliance Fund for the collection of penalties imposed on insurance carriers who violate New York’s Behavioral Health Parity laws, which will be used to support the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Ombudsman program. Additionally, the State will strengthen compliance with the Behavioral Health Parity provisions set forth in the FY 2020 Enacted Budget through the release of State regulations by October 2020.

Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Ombudsman Program. The Budget continues $1.5 million in funding to support the behavioral health ombudsman program, which helps individuals and their families navigate the behavioral health care system to ensure people have access to necessary care and services, and helps resolve issues when care has been delayed or denied. The Executive Budget also provides authority to utilize up to $1.5 million in funds received in the newly established Behavioral Health Parity Compliance Fund.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

New York State has one of the nation's largest addiction services systems. OASAS offers a wide range of services, which fall into the following three main categories:

  • Prevention: Prevention services seek to prevent substance use and abuse and compulsive gambling in individuals, families and communities. Prevention services include education, environmental strategies, community capacity building, positive alternatives, and information dissemination. These services are delivered by approximately 160 providers in a variety of settings, including schools and community-based organizations, reaching approximately 454,000 youth annually;

  • Treatment: Treatment programs consist of various clinically appropriate services, including crisis, residential, outpatient and opioid treatment programs (OTPs), for individuals with problem gambling or SUDs. Treatment includes individual and group counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), educational services, case management, vocational assessment, and training for job skills, employment readiness, parenting, personal, and social and community living skills; and

Recovery: Recovery programs assist individuals in recovery with emotional, informational, and social support services to help initiate and sustain recovery from SUDs, as well as provide support to family members. Services are provided through Recovery Community and Outreach Centers, Youth Clubhouses, and Permanent Supportive Housing.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2020
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2021
Change From
FY 2020
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2021
State Operations 138,287,000 139,623,000 1,336,000 4,247,000
Aid To Localities 580,206,000 591,464,000 11,258,000 121,922,000
Capital Projects 90,000,000 90,000,000 0 608,778,000
Total 808,493,000 821,087,000 12,594,000 734,947,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FY 2021
Estimated FTEs
03/31/21
FTE Change
Community Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Facilities (CCP)
Capital Projects Funds - Other 15 15 0
Executive Direction
General Fund 282 282 0
Institutional Services
General Fund 440 440 0
Total 737 737 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2020
Recommended
FY 2021
Change
General Fund 124,647,000 126,183,000 1,536,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 7,010,000 6,810,000 (200,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,630,000 6,630,000 0
Total 138,287,000 139,623,000 1,336,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2020
Recommended
FY 2021
Change
Executive Direction
General Fund 50,765,000 52,301,000 1,536,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 5,800,000 5,600,000 (200,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 6,630,000 6,630,000 0
Institutional Services
General Fund 73,882,000 73,882,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,210,000 1,210,000 0
Total 138,287,000 139,623,000 1,336,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 24,419,000 119,000 24,383,000 119,000
Institutional Services 36,745,000 0 33,765,000 0
Total 61,164,000 119,000 58,148,000 119,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 0 0 36,000 0
Institutional Services 825,000 0 2,155,000 0
Total 825,000 0 2,191,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 27,882,000 1,417,000 373,000 0
Institutional Services 37,137,000 0 5,980,000 0
Total 65,019,000 1,417,000 6,353,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 575,000 0 8,911,000 1,336,000
Institutional Services 74,000 0 7,712,000 0
Total 649,000 0 16,623,000 1,336,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment General State Charges
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 121,000 0 16,831,000 75,000
Institutional Services 353,000 0 22,021,000 0
Total 474,000 0 38,852,000 75,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Special Departmental Charges
Amount Change
Executive Direction 1,071,000 6,000
Institutional Services 997,000 0
Total 2,068,000 6,000

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Executive Direction 12,230,000 (200,000) 2,400,000 (119,000)
Institutional Services 1,210,000 0 516,000 0
Total 13,440,000 (200,000) 2,916,000 (119,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2021 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Executive Direction 9,830,000 (81,000)
Institutional Services 694,000 0
Total 10,524,000 (81,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2020
Recommended
FY 2021
Change
General Fund 424,033,000 433,791,000 9,758,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 145,160,000 145,160,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 11,013,000 12,513,000 1,500,000
Total 580,206,000 591,464,000 11,258,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2020
Recommended
FY 2021
Change
Community Treatment Services Program
General Fund 320,307,000 330,065,000 9,758,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 116,160,000 112,160,000 (4,000,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 0 1,500,000 1,500,000
Prevention and Program Support
General Fund 103,726,000 103,726,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 29,000,000 33,000,000 4,000,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 11,013,000 11,013,000 0
Total 580,206,000 591,464,000 11,258,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2020
Recommended
FY 2021
Change Reappropriations
FY 2021
Community Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 4,000,000 4,000,000 0 24,064,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 65,000,000 64,000,000 (1,000,000) 479,589,000
Design and Construction Supervision
Capital Projects Fund 5,000,000 4,000,000 (1,000,000) 12,526,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 1,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 837,000
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 3,000,000 3,000,000 0 3,436,000
Institutional Services Program
Capital Projects Fund 1,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 7,731,000
MH Capital Improvements - Authority Bonds 10,000,000 10,000,000 0 80,595,000
Non-Bondable Projects
Capital Projects Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 0
Total 90,000,000 90,000,000 0 608,778,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/29/2020

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