MONROE COUNTY OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Coordinates, monitors, and funds services for individuals who have
mental illnesses, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or
alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Key services provided by MCOMH (which are described in detail in the website www.monroecounty.gov) include crisis and emergency services, community education, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Kendra's Law), Disaster Mental Health Response Team, the Monroe County System of Care, REcovery Connections/RED Team, Socio-Legal Center, SWAT Youth Council and TIG Consortium/Grief Resources.
The Community Services Board (CSB) and its subcommittees for
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Alcoholism/
Substance Abuse services provide advice to the Director of Mental
Health. The CSB and its subcommittees are comprised of
consumers, family members, providers and interested citizens.
Services in all disability areas are provided through contracts with
local agencies, utilizing county and state funding. The office also
serves as an information and referral source.
NYS COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE AND
ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Provides a broad range of advocacy services regarding care and
treatment, information and referral pertaining to disability issues, and
technical assistance regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act
(ADA). Also provides training on various disability-related issues
for agencies. Serves individuals with any disability.
NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 518-402-0836 800-663-6114
Office of Professional Medical Conduct
Investigates complaints of medical misconduct by physicians, specialist assistants and
physician assistants when appropriate.
NYS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 241-2810 800-442-8106
Office of Professional Discipline
Accepts professional conduct complaints about all professions except
medical doctors. To find out if a practitioner is currently registered
in New York State, call the Division of Professional Licensing
Services at 518-474-3817 ext. 310. www.op.nysed.gov/
MENTAL HYGIENE LEGAL SERVICE 530-3050
Responsible for protecting and advocating for rights of persons who
reside in facilities licensed to provide services for mental illness,
developmental disabilities or alcoholism, and for people alleged to
be in need of care and treatment in a licensed facility.
MONROE COUNTY SOCIO-LEGAL CENTER 753-5530
Provides mental health consultation and services to the courts and
other departments in the criminal justice system. The Center brings
together agencies with a shared interest in ensuring that the criminal
justice population receives appropriate services. Assisted Outpatient
Treatment (Kendra’s Law), Transition Management Services, Single Point of Access (SPOA) and
Medication Grant Program are also available.
PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY FOR INDIVIDUALS
WITH MENTAL ILLNESS (PAIMI)
Neighborhood Legal Services 847-0650
(CQCAPD Complaint line) 800-624-4143
PAIMI provides legal services for individuals with legal issues
related to their mental health (ie. discrimination, special education,
eviction from Office of Mental Health licensed facilities). Eligibility
for services is based on a diagnosis of mental illness. Referrals to
other agencies are made when appropriate. Cases are screened at
intake by a paralegal and then taken to case review where it is
determined whether representation can be provided. The PAIMI
program provides representation for individuals in mental health
facilities as well as in the community. Training, technical assistance,
and information/referral services are also provided. There is no fee
REGIONAL CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RCIL)
Client Assistance Program (CAP) V/TDD 442-6470
This program provides individuals with information about their
rights in the vocational rehabilitation process, and provides
assistance in resolving disputes, for instance, with VESID or CBVH.
Cap will also provide individuals with representation at impartial
hearings. CAP serves Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler,
Seneca, Steuben, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties.