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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 577        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 995

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martin J. Walsh

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to improve access to alcohol and other drug clinical services.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 577        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 995

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 995) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to the definition of licensed mental health professional under the insurance laws.  Financial Services. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 332 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to improve access to alcohol and other drug clinical services.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 22 of Chapter 32A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph, inserted by section 1 of chapter 80 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:—

              For the purposes of this section, “licensed mental health professional” shall mean a licensed physician who specializes in the practice of psychiatry, a licensed psychologist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed nurse mental health clinical specialist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor I.

              SECTION 2. Section 47B of Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the next to last paragraph, inserted by section 2 of chapter 80 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:—

              For the purposes of this section, “licensed mental health professional” shall mean a licensed physician who specializes in the practice of psychiatry, a licensed psychologist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed nurse mental health clinical specialist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor I.

              SECTION 3. Section 8A of Chapter 176A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the next to last paragraph, inserted by section 4 of chapter 80 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:—

              For the purposes of this section, “licensed mental health professional” shall mean a licensed physician who specializes in the practice of psychiatry, a licensed psychologist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed nurse mental health clinical specialist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor I.

              SECTION 4. Section 4A of Chapter 176B of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the next to the last paragraph, inserted by section 6 of chapter 80 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:—

              For the purposes of this section, “licensed mental health professional” shall mean a licensed physician who specializes in the practice of psychiatry, a licensed psychologist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed nurse mental health clinical specialist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor I.

              SECTION 5. Section 4M of Chapter 176G of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the next to last paragraph, inserted by section 10 of chapter 80 to the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:—

              For the purposes of this section, “licensed mental health professional” shall mean a licensed physician who specializes in the practice of psychiatry, a licensed psychologist, a licensed independent clinical social worker, a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed nurse mental health clinical specialist, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor I.

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