2017 ORS 743B.425¹
Prior authorization prohibited for first 30 days of treatment for opioid or opiate withdrawal

(1) In reimbursing the cost of medication prescribed for the purpose of treating opioid or opiate withdrawal, an insurer offering a health benefit plan as defined in ORS 743B.005 (Definitions) may not require prior authorization of payment during the first 30 days of treatment.

(2) This section is not subject to ORS 743A.001 (Automatic repeal of certain statutes on individual and group health insurance).

(3) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit prior authorization for reimbursement for payment for prescribing opioids or opiates for purposes other than medical management or treatment of opioid or opiate abuse or addiction. [2017 c.683 §4]

Note: 743B.425 (Prior authorization prohibited for first 30 days of treatment for opioid or opiate withdrawal) was added to and made a part of the Insurance Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 743B or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743B—Health Benefit Plans: Individual and Group, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.