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Peer Support Professionals Behavioral Health

Concerning supporting the peer support professional workforce, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Human Services
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill requires the department of human services (state department) to establish procedures to approve recovery support services organizations for reimbursement of peer support professional services. The bill also gives the executive director of the state department rule-making authority to establish other criteria and standards as necessary.

The bill permits a recovery support services organization to charge and submit for reimbursement from the medical assistance program certain eligible peer support services provided by peer support professionals.

The bill authorizes the department of health care policy and financing to reimburse recovery support services organizations for permissible claims for peer support services submitted under the medical services program.

The bill requires contracts entered into between the state department's office of behavioral health and designated managed service organizations to include terms and conditions related to the support of peer-run recovery support services organizations.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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