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AB-319 Narcotic treatment: medication-assisted treatment: Drug Medi-Cal.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 14021.515 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, immediately following Section 14021.51, to read:

14021.515.
 (a) The department shall establish reimbursement rates and rate billing codes for medications authorized for use pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 11839.2 of the Health and Safety Code that include the services specified in subdivision (f) of Section 14021.51 that are provided by licensed narcotic treatment programs electing to provide noncontrolled medications approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for patients with a substance use disorder.
(b) Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department may implement, interpret, or make specific this section by means of all-county letters, plan letters, plan or provider bulletins, or similar instructions until any necessary regulations are adopted. The department shall adopt regulations by January 1, 2021, in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.