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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 29: Tobacco cessation

[ Text of section added by 2019, 133, Sec. 5 effective November 27, 2019.]

  Section 29. (a) The commission shall provide to any active or retired employee of the commonwealth who is insured under the group insurance commission coverage for: (i) tobacco use cessation counseling; and (ii) all generic United States Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco cessation products without cost sharing when prescribed by a health care provider.

  (b) The commission may employ reasonable managed care techniques consistent with state and federal law to determine the frequency, method, treatment or setting for the recommended item or service; provided, however, that covered persons shall have access to at least 1 tobacco cessation product without prior authorization.