HB4623 HFA Fleischauer 2-23 #1 (revised)

 

Delegates Fleischauer ,Longstreth and Pushkin moves to amend the bill on page one, section five, after line six, by inserting a new subsection, designated subsection (c), to read as follows:

(c) Drug screenings accompanied by a brief intervention and referral and treatments administered pursuant to this section may be provided in a primary care setting including maternity care provider offices and any primary care private medical practice. Counseling for persons testing positive may be provided by a licensed certified masters level provider in any primary care setting, including maternity care provider offices and any private medical practice. The services provided pursuant to this subsection shall be included as a covered benefit under the Bureau of Medical Services. Any negative sanctions contained in this article shall not apply to persons complying with the provisions of this section and section four of this article.