CSSB 169(RLS): "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(RLS) 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 a 07 physician licensed under AS 08.64. In this subsection, "direct supervision" means that 08 a physician licensed under AS 08.64 is available, either in person or by a 09 communication device, to 10 (1) provide clinical consultation or oversight to the supervisee; 11 (2) approve behavioral health treatment plans; 12 (3) review each case to determine the need for continued care; 13 (4) ensure that the services provided to recipients of behavioral health 14 clinic services are medically necessary and clinically appropriate; and
01 (5) assume professional responsibility for the services provided.