Section 63: Substance Treatment-Related Drug Screen Regulations

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the Division of Medical Assistance shall promulgate regulations on or before January 1, 2011 that are designed to conform the ordering of treatment related urine drug screens with both Chapter 160 of the Acts of 2006 governing independent clinical laboratory services and the Department of Public Health regulations at 105 CMR 164 et. seq. governing the provisions of substance abuse treatment services, by revising its definition of ‘authorized prescriber’ at 130 CMR 401.402 to separately include, for the purpose of ordering treatment related random urine drug screens, substance abuse treatment programs that are licensed by the Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

Directs the Division of Medical Assistance to revise the Independent Clinical Laboratory Manual to include licensed substance abuse treatment programs as authorized prescribers of random substance treatment-related urine drug screens.