Coverage for Behavioral Counseling Services

On May 25, 2017, Gov. Larry Hogan signed H.B. 786 into law. The new law prohibits insurers from denying coverage for a medically necessary covered behavioral health care service provided by a participating provider to a student solely on the basis that the service is provided at a public school or through a school-based health center. The term behavioral health care services means the prevention, intervention and treatment for the social-emotional, psychological, behavioral and physical health of students—including mental health and substance use disorders. The new law was effective for policies issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.

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