AN ACT MAXIMIZING FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of health and human services shall seek a waiver under Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to expand MassHealth comprehensive family planning services for individuals and families whose incomes are at least up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level. The waiver request shall include those services currently covered as comprehensive family planning services, including comprehensive medical and gynecological examinations, contraceptive counseling and methods, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, screening for breast and cervical cancer, related laboratory screenings, non-directive counseling and referral for pregnancy and prenatal care, infertility and other health related issues. The secretary shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing within 10 days after the filing of the waiver request with the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services and shall notify those committees within 10 days after a decision on the waiver.