From Truth Pharm:
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2018
Truth Pharm to Host Robert Kent, Chief Counsel from NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
(Binghamton, NY) Truth Pharm will host Robert A. Kent, Chief Counsel at NYS OASAS. NYS OASAS is the regulatory body in New York who oversees substance use treatment and the providers of those services. The Counsel’s office mission in part is to work to promote excellence in the care of those recovering from addiction.
Mr. Kent will provide an overview of various topics related to substance use, addiction and treatment in New York State. He will discuss how to obtain addiction treatment in New York, what information can and cannot be shared with a family member by treatment providers, how to advocate for your loved one in a hospital setting after an overdose and information about New York State’s 72 hour treatment hold tool for families. Mr. Kent will also provide an overview of insurance parity laws which require many insurances to cover treatment and discuss what insurance pre-authorizations have been eliminated.
If you’ve had a troubling experience in the past, have been wrongly discharged from treatment, have struggled with insurance coverage or have had a hard time obtaining treatment, have been turned away for help after an overdose, this is a session not to be missed.
Bring your questions, Mr. Kent has vast knowledge of your rights to obtain treatment in New York State.
This event will be held July 18th at 6:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church at 117 Main Street in Owego, NY. Parking and entrance are in the back of the church. The event is free and open to the public.