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Annual Conference Day 1: The State of Behavioral Health

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

Available Credits: 2.5 CEUs

Cost: $50 (Members), $100 (Non-Members)

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Learning Objectives:

  • Review the operations of the BH/SUD treatment industry in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and changes at the state and federal level.
  • Examine the state of parity between behavioral and general health care in the State of Ohio as of 2021.



The 2021 Annual Conference will kick off with The Ohio Council's Annual Meeting and an overview of the state of the state in behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment. Ohio Council CEO Teresa Lampl will speak briefly about the state of the industry amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran will provide an update on the Medicaid program in Ohio. The session will be closed out with a discussion on the state of parity in Ohio with comments from OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss, Ohio Department of Insurance Director Judi French, and Margaret Sledz, senior advisor, health investigations, at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Speakers (in order of scheduled appearance): Teresa Lampl, CEO, The Ohio Council; Maureen Corcoran, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid; Lori Criss, Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS); Judi French, Director, Ohio Department of Insurance; and Margaret Sledz, Senior Advisor, Health Investigations, U.S. Department of Labor

Attendance, Registration, and Pricing Details

All 2021 Annual Conference training sessions will take place virtually via GoToWebinar. There is no in-person attendance option. Attendees may not share webinar login credentials. Using another attendee's login link and credentials will disqualify one to receive CEUs.

After registering via GoToWebinar, participants will receive a link for the individual session at the email address they used to sign up. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam/junk folder and contact GoToWebinar as necessary. Attendees must attend the webinar using the unique link generated for them by the GoToWebinar service to qualify for CEUs.

Attendance for each session will be taken electronically using reports from GoToWebinar. To qualify for CEUs, attendees must attend through the GoToWebinar web service or app, arrive to the webinar on time, and stay for the entirety of the program. Guests who arrive late or leave early may not be eligible for CEUs. Taking part by telephone only will not qualify one for CEUs. The Ohio Council's attendance requirements are determined by relevant state licensing agencies. Conference webinars will not be recorded.

Sessions are priced individually as marked at member and non-member rates. Members will be sent discount codes to secure member rates at the time of registration. Attendance fees are payable at the time of registration. Please note that due to fixed costs associated with the 2021 Annual Conference, session registration fees are non-refundable.

Registrations are transferable to other staff members within one's organization with advance notice. To do this, please send an email to Ohio Council Administrative Assistant Brenna Whiteside at at least one week before the session is scheduled to begin. Please include the full names, titles, license numbers, and contact information of the original registrant and the person to whom the registration is being transferred. Please note that due to demands on our team related to the Conference, The Ohio Council cannot guarantee that last-minute transfer requests will be processed in time to be counted present for the training if requests are not made in a timely manner. Please allow at least at least 5 business days to process registration transfers.