2017 Massachusetts General Laws
PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
TITLE XXII CORPORATIONS
Chapter 176G HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
Section 4Z Preauthorization for substance abuse treatment not to be required

Universal Citation: MA Gen L ch 176G § 4Z (2017)

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

  Section 4Z. 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 4AA; and medically managed intensive inpatient services, not covered under said section 4AA.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2016, 52, Sec. 50 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 4AA; and medically managed intensive inpatient services, not covered under said section 4AA.

  Any individual or group health maintenance contract that is issued or renewed 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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