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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4HH: Preauthorization for substance abuse treatment not to be required

Section 4HH. For the purposes of this section the term ''substance abuse treatment'' shall include: early intervention services for substance use disorder treatment; a substance abuse evaluation, as defined in section 511/2 of chapter 111; outpatient services including medically assisted therapies; intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services; residential or inpatient services, not covered under section 4II; and medically managed intensive inpatient services, not covered under said section 4II.

Any subscription certificate under an individual or group medical service agreement delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall not require a member to obtain a preauthorization for substance abuse treatment if the provider is certified or licensed by the department of public health.