Committee on Children and Adolescents

1) Keep  a pulse on what is happening regarding child and adolescent services in New York; identify issues that need further information and review, such as problems with getting medication approval for children, issues on inadequate supply of ADHD medications, problems with insurance denial of care 
2) Review and provide input to Area II regarding issues relevant to NYS child services including a review of the new OMH plan to change current services and  set up OMH  Regional  Centers of excellence. TO review these plans and it impact on services through out the state
3) review  and discuss new state initiatives such as I Stop Law and Safe Act 
4) Develop a network of child and adolescent colleague so we can learn from each other regarding psychiatric issues of care and practice, including  electronic prescribing, coding, EMR .... Support colleagues when essential services are facing closure such as when Inpatient unit at Stony Brook was threatened
5) Foster interest in Child Psychiatry
6) Better integrate with AACAP regarding advocacy and training issues
Lenore Engel, M.D., Chair