CSSB 169(HSS): "An Act relating to the definition of 'direct supervision' for purposes of medical assistance coverage of behavioral health clinic services."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 169(HSS) 01 "An Act relating to the definition of 'direct supervision' for purposes of medical 02 assistance coverage of behavioral health clinic services." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.07.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05 (h) For purposes of medical assistance coverage, the department may require 06 behavioral health clinic services to be provided by or under the direct supervision of 07 either a physician licensed under AS 08.64 or an advanced practice registered nurse 08 licensed under AS 08.68 who is certified to provide psychiatric or mental health 09 services. In this subsection, "direct supervision" means that a physician licensed under 10 AS 08.64 or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under AS 08.68 who is 11 certified to provide psychiatric or mental health services is available, either in person 12 or by a communication device, to 13 (1) provide clinical consultation or oversight to the supervisee; 14 (2) approve behavioral health treatment plans;
01 (3) review each case to determine the need for continued care; 02 (4) ensure that the services provided to recipients of behavioral health 03 clinic services are medically necessary and clinically appropriate; and 04 (5) assume professional responsibility for the services provided.