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Addiction treatment.

The department or self-insurer may authorize payment for addiction management through a licensed chemical dependency treatment center for up to six months as an aid to recovery if the following conditions are met:
• The worker has failed steps 1 and 2 taper (see WAC 296-20-03030 for the definition of step 1 and 2 taper); and
• The worker is diagnosed with opioid use disorder and this condition is identified as a barrier to recovery; and
• The provider has documented how time-limited treatment of this condition will allow significantly improved work capacity and/or the ability to progress in vocational retraining; and
• The provider has submitted a time-limited treatment plan.
Payment for addiction treatment is limited to six months per worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.04.030. WSR 13-12-024, § 296-20-03085, filed 5/28/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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