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Mandated Substance Use Disorder Medication


On July 9, 2018, Gov. Parson signed SB 718 into law. This bill makes various changes to the insurance code including requiring plans to provide coverage for medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders (Section 376.811) and removing language excluding chemical dependency from the definition of “mental health conditions” (Section 376.1550). The law takes effect on Aug. 28, 2018.

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