SD24 - The Mental Health Providers Mandated in Sections 38.2-3408 and 38.2-4221 of the Code of Virginia
Sections 38.2-3408 and 38.2-4221 (Appendices A and B) of the Code of Virginia require that certain types of health care providers be directly reimbursed for covered services that are rendered within the scope of the provider's license. The Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission) reviewed the mental health provider categories of psychologist, clinical social worker, professional counselor, and clinical nurse specialist rendering mental health services in 1992.
The Advisory Commission held a public hearing during its September 14, 1992 meeting to receive comments regarding the four mandated mental health provider categories. Thirteen speakers were heard and written comments were received from six interested parties.