January 2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 6,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 8
April 4, 2017 - Offered by Representative Shankland.
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: after “programs" insert “, coverage of addiction treatment 3
under the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans,".
49.46 (2) (bh) of the statutes is created to read:
(bh) Benefits provided under par. (b) shall include inpatient and 7
outpatient care provided to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a substance use disorder, 8
including behavioral health treatment such as psychotherapy and counseling and 9
behavioral health inpatient services used to treat a substance use disorder.”.
609.716 of the statutes is created to read:
1609.716 Coverage of substance use disorder treatment.
Defined network 2
plans and preferred provider plans are subject to s. 632.895 (14d).
632.895 (14d) of the statutes is created to read:
632.895 (14d) Substance abuse treatment.
Every disability insurance policy 5
and every self-insured health plan of the state or of a county, city, town, village, or 6
school district shall provide coverage for inpatient and outpatient care provided to 7
evaluate, diagnose, and treat a substance use disorder, including behavioral health 8
treatment, such as psychotherapy and counseling and behavioral health inpatient 9
services used to treat a substance use disorder. Coverage required under this 10
subsection includes coverage for preexisting substance use disorders an individual 11
has before the first date of coverage by the policy or plan. Mental health parity and 12
cost-sharing equity requirements in s. 632.89 (2) and (3) apply to the coverage 13
required under this subsection.”.
(1) Insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment.
(a) For policies and plans containing provisions inconsistent with this act, the 18
treatment of sections 609.716 and 632.895 (14d) of the statutes first applies to policy 19
or plan years beginning on January 1 of the year following the year in which this 20
paragraph takes effect, except as provided in paragraph (b).
(b) For policies and plans that are affected by a collective bargaining agreement 22
containing provisions inconsistent with this act, the treatment of sections 609.716 23
and 632.895 (14d) of the statutes first applies to policy or plan years beginning on the
effective date of this paragraph or on the day on which the collective bargaining 2
agreement is newly established, extended, modified, or renewed, whichever is later.
This act takes effect on the day after publication, 4
except as follows:
5(1) Insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment.
The treatment of 6
sections 609.716 and 632.895 (14d) of the statutes and Section
2g of this act take 7
effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.”.