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HB21-1021

Peer Support Professionals Behavioral Health

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



The act 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 act also gives the executive director of the state department rule-making authority to establish other criteria and standards as necessary.

The act 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 act 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 act 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.

For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $28,654 is appropriated to the state department from the general fund for use by the office of behavioral health to implement this act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
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