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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1226         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1797

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Malia

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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 providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1226        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1797

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing for equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1428 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers.
 

              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 12 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the ninth paragraph the following sentence:-
The Division shall ensure that all contracted health insurers, health plans, health maintenance organizations, and behavioral health management firms and third party administrators provide comparable access to behavioral health services, benefits, and medications in providing medical assistance to recipients.

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