Glossary of Terms

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
The New York State office that coordinates services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. OPWDD provides services directly and oversees a network of nonprofit service providing agencies.
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
The New York State office that oversees the addiction services system including nearly 1,600 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs.
Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
The New York State office responsible for programs and services involving foster care, adoption and adoption assistance, child protective services including operating the Statewide Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, preventive services for children and families, services for pregnant adolescents, and protective programs for vulnerable adults.
Office of Mental Health (OMH)
The New York State office that operates psychiatric centers and regulates, certifies, and oversees more than 4,500 programs across the state. These programs include inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, and residential and family care programs.
Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)
A federally regulated (overseen by SAMHSA), accredited, and certified program that provides treatment for opioid dependence.
Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP)
A non-physician licensed behavioral health practitioner (NP-LBHP) is an individual who is licensed in the State of New York to prescribe, diagnose, and/or treat individuals with a physical, mental illness, substance use disorder, or functional limitations at issue, operating within the scope of practice defined in State law and in any setting permissible under State practice law.