Status Summary

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 2.2.21.

(updated 4.30.21)

4.29.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Davis

Currently, a health plan offered to employees and their covered dependents may not require an enrollee to obtain prior authorization for withdrawal management services or inpatient or residential substance use disorder treatment services in a behavioral health agency licensed or certified under RCW 71.24.037.

HB1464 amends the current statute such that there may be an exemption in instances in which an enrollee elects a scheduled admission to inpatient or residential substance use disorder treatment services in a behavioral health agency licensed or certified under RCW 71.24.037.

The bill also states that in “instances in which an enrollee elects a planned or scheduled admissions to inpatient or residential substance use disorder treatment services in a behavioral health agency licensed or certified under RCW71.24.037, a health plan may apply utilization management procedures, including prior authorization, prior to admission to treatment.”