SECTION ##. Chapter 118E of the general laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new Section:
SECTION ##. To ensure appropriate and responsible use of drug testing, for laboratories providing toxicology testing, the Office of Medicaid is authorized to require that these providers demonstrate a functional and operational test-utilization and test-frequency control program.
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary an independent clinical laboratory that is out-of-state and accredited by both the College of American Pathologists and the New York State Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP) shall be deemed eligible and qualified to participate as a Masshealth provider and eligible for payment for toxicology testing purposes.
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