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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 515         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 519

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 provide equitable access to behavioral health for MassHealth consumers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 515        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 519

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan and James B. Eldridge for legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 504 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to provide equitable access to behavioral health 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 provide comparable access to behavioral health services in providing medical assistance to recipients.

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