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Opioid use disorderNonpharmacologic treatments.

(1) In order to support prevention of potential opioid use disorders, the authority must develop and recommend for coverage nonpharmacologic treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic noncancer pain and must report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature, including any requests for funding necessary to implement the recommendations under this section. The recommendations must contain the following elements:
(a) A list of which nonpharmacologic treatments will be covered;
(b) Recommendations as to the duration, amount, and type of treatment eligible for coverage;
(c) Guidance on the type of providers eligible to provide these treatments; and
(d) Recommendations regarding the need to add any provider types to the list of currently eligible medicaid provider types.
(2) The authority must ensure only treatments that are evidence-based for the treatment of the specific acute, subacute, and chronic pain conditions will be eligible for coverage recommendations.


Declaration2019 c 314: See note following RCW 18.22.810.
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