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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1352         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1800


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Elizabeth A. Malia


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 relative to substance abuse treatment.






Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1352        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1800

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1800) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others that persons with opiate addiction be eligible for treatment through MassHealth.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1433 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to substance abuse treatment.

              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 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause 16, the following clause:-

              (17) Persons with a medical diagnosis of opiate addiction shall be MassHealth eligible for coverage of treatment including, but not limited to, opiate blocker implants.

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