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AGO Opinions with Topic: MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
AGO 1985 No. 8 >  May 9, 1985
INSURANCE - MEDICAL AID - MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
GROUP DISABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT The provisions of RCW 48.21.240, RCW 48.44.340 and RCW 48.46.290, requiring group disability insurers, health care service contractors, and health maintenance organizations, respectively, to offer supplemental coverage for mental health treatment by a physician, psychologist or community mental health agency unless waived by the contract holder, do allow those companies or organizations, acting in good faith in accordance with RCW 48.01.030, then to offer such coverage only by a physician or psychologist if the contract holder has first waived the mandated three‑part offering.
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