NYCCAP advocates for children, adolescent, families, and members.  Our focus is on children's mental health and the implementation of parity as well as preventing psychologists efforts to get prescribing privileges.  We reach out to legislators and the community.  We have collaborated with the New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA), the New York State Pediatric Association (NYSAAP), and other medical organizations on pertinent issues like preventing psychologists prescribing privileges in the state.

7/27/2017--NYCCAP's Advocacy Committee is urging everyone to continue to call our legislators to vote NO to any "repeal and replace" bills. I encourage everyone to also ask colleagues and patients & family members to call their legislators. CREDO has a seamless system for calls not just to NY legislators but for calling countrywide. AACAP and APA has sent membership links to call in. Continuing to make these calls and visiting House of Representative members at local offices are goals of our committee. Thank you for taking the time to make a difference!

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. - (D - NY)
Class I
478 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4451

Schumer, Charles E.
- (D - NY)
Class III
322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6542


1 Zeldin, Lee R 1517 LHOB 202-225-3826
2 King, Pete R 339 CHOB 202-225-7896 
Suozzi, Thomas D 226 CHOB 202-225-3335
4 Rice, Kathleen D 1508 LHOB 202-225-5516
5 Meeks, Gregory W. D 2234 RHOB 202-225-3461
6 Meng, Grace D 1317 LHOB 202-225-2601
7 Velázquez, Nydia M. D 2302 RHOB 202-225-2361
8 Jeffries, Hakeem D 1607 LHOB 202-225-5936
9 Clarke, Yvette D. D 2058 RHOB 202-225-6231
10 Nadler, Jerrold D 2109 RHOB 202-225-5635
11 Donovan, Daniel R 1541 LHOB 202-225-3371
12 Maloney, Carolyn D 2308 RHOB 202-225-7944
13 Espaillat, Adriano D 1630 LHOB 202-225-4365
14 Crowley, Joseph D 1035 LHOB 202-225-3965
15 Serrano, José E. D 2354 RHOB 202-225-4361
16 Engel, Eliot D 2462 RHOB 202-225-2464
17 Lowey, Nita D 2365 RHOB 202-225-6506
18 Maloney, Sean Patrick D 1027 LHOB 202-225-5441
19 Faso, John R 1616 LHOB 202-225-5614
20 Tonko, Paul D. D 2463 RHOB 202-225-5076
21 Stefanik, Elise R 318 CHOB 202-225-4611
22 Tenney, Claudia R 512 CHOB 202-225-3665
23 Reed, Tom R 2437 RHOB 202-225-3161
24 Katko, John R 1620 LHOB 202-225-3701
25 Slaughter, Louise D 2469 RHOB 202-225-3615
26 Higgins, Brian D 2459 RHOB 202-225-3306
27 Collins, Chris R 1117 LHOB 202-225-5265 

On February 21, 2016, NYCCAP held a joint 2016 Legislative Breakfast with the New York County Psychiatric Society (NYCPS) and the New York County Medical Society (NYCMS) at the New York Academy of Medicine. Over 50 physicians attended a collaborative forum moderated by Michael Goldstein, MD and Stuart Kleinman, MD. Speakers included: NY Senator Liz Krueger; NYS Assembly—Richard Gottfried; NYC Council--Mathieu Eugene, MD; Manhattan Borough--President Gale Brewer; and NYS Assembly--Robert J. Rodriguez. The spirited discussion involved many issues regarding health and mental health that are pertinent to all physicians and patients.

Legislators expressed interest in having our membership’s expert opinions and in building bridges for our improved and communications in an effort to continue our advocacy efforts for our profession and patients. Forum topics included: Increased access to care, the pros and cons of a Single Payer system, parity, and concerns with restrictions on prescription formularies as well as NY State’s e-prescribing law. The need for improved mental health resources in schools and ensuring the role for psychiatrists in the “Thrive NYC” program were highlighted. The event was an informative experience and will be the start of a long term collaboration with our colleagues. Strengthening our relationships by keeping lines of communication open with legislators is the best way for us to advocate for our patients, their families, and our profession.

Upcoming events:

  • Visiting key legislators in the fall
  • Collaborative legislative breakfast with NYSPA and MSSNY early 2017
  • Training and collaboration night in preparation for AACAP’s Legislative Conference 2017 in Washington, DC

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