Resolves

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 33

S.P. 226 - L.D. 611

Resolve, To Provide Reimbursement in the MaineCare Program for Board-certified Behavior Analysts

Sec. 1. Reimbursement for board-certified behavior analysts. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall amend the rules of reimbursement for the provision of supervisory services by board-certified behavior analysts in the MaineCare programs for home and community benefits for persons with mental retardation or autistic disorders, developmental and behavioral clinical services, day habilitation services for persons with mental retardation, early intervention services, community support benefits for persons with mental retardation or autistic disorders, day treatment services, intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation and school-based rehabilitative services. As applicable, the rules must provide for membership by a board-certified behavior analyst on crisis assessment teams and multidisciplinary teams and, as appropriate, for consultation services by a board-certified behavior analyst and approval by a board-certified behavior analyst of written behavior intervention plans. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined by the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A; and be it further

Sec. 2. Medicaid State Plan amendment; rules. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall pursue amendment to the federally approved Medicaid state plan on a timely basis following the effective date of this resolve and, after amendment of the state plan, shall amend the MaineCare rules to provide for reimbursement of board-certified behavior analysts for supervision only.

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333