2017 Massachusetts General Laws
PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
Chapter 176B MEDICAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS
Section 4HH Preauthorization for substance abuse treatment not to be required

Universal Citation: MA Gen L ch 176B § 4HH (2017)

[ First paragraph effective until July 1, 2016. For text effective July 1, 2016, see below.]

  Section 4HH. For the purposes of this section the term "substance abuse treatment'' shall include: early intervention services for substance use disorder treatment; outpatient services including medically assisted therapies; intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services; residential or inpatient services, not covered under section 4II; and medically managed intensive inpatient services, not covered under said section 4II.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2016, 52, Sec. 48 effective July 1, 2016. See 2016, 52, Sec. 71. For text effective until July 1, 2016, see above.]

  For the purposes of this section the term "substance abuse treatment'' shall include: early intervention services for substance use disorder treatment; a substance abuse evaluation, as defined in section 51 1/2 of chapter 111; outpatient services including medically assisted therapies; intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services; residential or inpatient services, not covered under section 4II; and medically managed intensive inpatient services, not covered under said section 4II.

  Any subscription certificate under an individual or group medical service agreement delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall not require a member to obtain a preauthorization for substance abuse treatment if the provider is certified or licensed by the department of public health.

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