SF 102 — Bill for Provisionals Pending in Wyoming Legislature

SENATE FILE NO. 102

Medical billing-provisional providers.

Sponsored by: Senator(s) Landen

A BILL

for

AN ACT relating to Medicaid; providing that mental health services may be provided by mental health professionals holding a provisional license as specified; providing a definition; and providing for an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1.  W.S. 42‑4‑103(a)(xx) is amended to read:

42‑4‑103.  Authorized services and supplies.

(a)  Services and supplies authorized for medical assistance under this chapter include:

(xx)  Services provided by a certified mental health center or community substance abuse treatment center, and mental health services furnished to qualified recipients by a licensed physician or under the direction of a physician if an individual treatment plan is established in writing, approved and periodically reviewed by a licensed physician and services furnished by a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed addictions therapist or a licensed clinical social worker. licensed mental health professional. Authorized services shall include services provided by a person holding a provisional license as a mental health professional if the services were provided under the direction of a licensed mental health professional. The department of health shall by rule and regulation or within the state plan for medical assistance and services, define those services qualifying as mental health services under this paragraph and, pursuant to W.S. 9‑2‑102, establish standards for certification under this paragraph. As used in this paragraph “licensed mental health professional” means a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed addictions therapist or a licensed clinical social worker;

Section 2.  This act is effective July 1, 2015.

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Janet de Vries

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