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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1743         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1428

 

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

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

James B. Eldridge

 

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1743        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1428

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1428) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing for equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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

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