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HB 2642: Removing health coverage barriers to accessing substance use disorder treatment service

The legislature finds that substance use disorder is a treatable brain disease from which people recover; that electing to go to addiction treatment is an act of great courage; and that people with substance use disorder who are provided rapid access to quality treatment within their window of willingness, usually recover.

The legislature therefore intends to ensure that there is no wrong door for individuals accessing substance use disorder treatment services by requiring coverage, and prohibiting barriers created by prior authorization and premature utilization management review when persons with substance use disorders are ready or urgently in need of treatment services.